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. 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.
Dr. Kathryn "Kiki" Fontenot, an associate professor and vegetable extension specialist at the Louisiana State University AgCenter, will present "Containing Edibles to Maximize Your Garden's Beauty and Yields."
Fontenot works closely with vegetable farmers, hobby producers and home gardeners across Louisiana. Her research focuses on vegetable variety selection, fertilizer and herbicide trials, and hemp and blueberry cultivar trials.
She is the past president of the Louisiana State Horticulture Society, secretary of the Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and an executive board member of the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium. Fontenot recently authored the book “The Louisiana Urban Gardener: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs.”
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 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.