NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
Dr. Timothy P. Hartmann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist from College Station, will present "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Growing Kiwifruit."
Hartmann received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in horticultural science from Texas A&M University. He has served as a program specialist for the College Station extension service since 2014.
Hartmann’s professional endeavors center on landscape water conservation, but he also is involved with trialing edible crops for the landscape and for propagation. His interest in rare and exotic fruit crops is perhaps his greatest strength and led him to his five-year collaboration with SFA and focus on the adaptation of golden kiwifruit as a potential new fruit crop for Texas. He also is conducting similar research on feijoas, pineapple guavas, apricots and pomegranates.
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.