NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.
Dr. Mike Arnold, professor of horticulture and director of The Gardens at Texas A&M University, will present "Plants, Built Environments, and Climate Change Challenges – Manifest Destiny in Action!”
“Dr. Arnold is one of the South's leading horticulturists, and he brings a treasure trove of science and practical gardening information to all his programs,” said Dr. David Creech, SFA Gardens director. “He has unique insights into the impact of climate change and what the built landscapes of Texas will look like in the future.”
Arnold is a veteran horticulturist who has engaged in teaching, research, outreach and administrative responsibilities at Texas A&M for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he taught and studied plant materials at The Ohio State University, North Carolina State University and Tennessee Tech University.
Arnold holds doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in horticulture and a Bachelor of Business Administration. He has published 99 peer-reviewed articles; more than 100 editor-reviewed, industry or popular-press articles; and three editions of a previous textbook. He also is a frequent presenter at scientific and industry venues.
An American Society for Horticultural Science fellow, Arnold has served as president, board member and chair for the society. He has earned awards in teaching, research and extension from university, regional and national organizations.
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 email@example.com.