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SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature director Dr. David Creech

December 1, 2017 - University Marketing Communications
Dr. David Creech, director of the Stephen F. Austin State University SFA Gardens, will present "The Year in Review: Surviving a Career in Academia with No Permanent Injuries" as guest speaker for the SFA Gardens' monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Dr. David Creech, director of SFA Gardens, will present "The Year in Review: Surviving a Career in Academia with No Permanent Injuries."

Creech's year-end lecture will lead the audience through the highlights of the past year - plants, people and plans - and will aim to educate, entertain and enlighten. He has been at SFA since 1978 and is director and founder of the SFA Mast Arboretum, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden and Gayla Mize Garden. He also directs the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Creech received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in horticulture from Texas A&M University and his master's degree from Colorado State University. His research efforts have focused on blueberry and kiwi germplasm and production studies, alternative crops and technology, crop nutrition, and evaluation of new plant materials for the South. He and his wife, Janet, are both active gardeners and love to travel.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated. Parking is available at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and next door at Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.