NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building at 1924 Wilson Dr. A year-end review titled "Tales from SFA Gardens and Beyond" will be presented by Dr. David Creech.

Creech, SFA Professor Emeritus of agriculture and a Regent's Professor, joined the SFA faculty in 1978. He is director of the SFA Mast Arboretum and Ruby Mize Azalea Garden, and he co-directs the Pineywoods Native Plant Center with Dr. James Kroll. Creech received his bachelor's degree and doctorate in horticulture from Texas A&M University and his master's degree from Colorado State University. His research efforts have focused on blueberry germplasm and production studies, alternative crop/alternative technology, crop nutrition, and evaluation of new plant materials for the South. In 2009, he received the Sidney B. Meadows Award of Merit, the highest honor of the International Propagators' Society - Southern Region.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is generally held the third Thursday of each month at the SFA Mast Arboretum. Refreshments are served by the SFA Gardens volunteers before the lectures, and a rare plant raffle is held afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or