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SFA Gardens lecture series to feature talk on salsa

July 1, 2014 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Paul Wilson will present "I Came All the Way from Louisiana to Explain to You What Real Salsa Is All About."

Wilson was an Ola Cook Holmes Endowed Professor of Horticulture in the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture and taught in both the horticulture and food science departments. Now a professor emeritus, he spent most of his career in the horticulture department, transferring to food science shortly before retiring. He obtained his bachelor's degree at Eastern Illinois University and his master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. Wilson currently is president of JEMCO Consulting and has consulted with such industry mainstays as Community Coffee, Gerber, Green Giant and Pillsbury. Bring your taste buds to this event, as there will be salsa tasting at the lecture.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund always are appreciated.

Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email grantdamon@sfasu.edu.