NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
Dr. Jeb Fields, assistant professor and extension specialist for commercial ornamental horticulture with the Louisiana State University AgCenter, will present “Gardening in the Deep South the Cajun Way: Observations from Plant Trials.”
Fields is located at the Hammond Research Station in Louisiana where he works closely with nursery, greenhouse and landscape industries. His research and extension program focuses on environmental nursery production and sustainable landscaping systems.
Additionally, Fields serves as Louisiana Super Plants Program chair, which identifies and highlights superior plant material for Louisiana landscapes. He also is director of the LSU AgCenter’s Ornamental Trial Gardens, where a variety of plant material is trialed annually, including seasonal bedding plants, hardy perennials, woody shrubs and landscape trees sourced from around the world.
Fields’ is motivated professionally by a passion for natural source stewardship in horticulture and incorporating sound practices to build a more profitable and sustainable green industry.
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 PNPC and Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St.
For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.