Dr. Andrew King stands in front of colorful fall foliage at the SFA Gardens.

Dr. Andrew King, Stephen F. Austin State University gardens assistant director, will lead a propagation seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 in the Brundrett conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a plant propagation workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center on campus.

During the workshop, Dr. Andrew King, SFA Gardens assistant director, will discuss propagation tips and tricks and invite participants to try their hand at plant propagation.

King will teach various propagation techniques, including taking cuttings and sowing seeds. Class members will participate in hands-on activities and get to take home some of their creations.  

"This workshop will be a great opportunity for gardeners to learn the basics of propagation," King said. "Come learn to root everything from a coleus to a #2 pencil." 

Cost for the seminar is $20 for SFA Gardens members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration opens Jan. 8. To register for the seminar or receive more information, contact (936) 468-4404 or sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Class size will be limited to 30 people. 


Stephen F. Austin State University, the newest member of The University of Texas System, began a century ago as a teachers’ college in Texas’ oldest town, Nacogdoches. Today, it has grown into a regional institution comprising six colleges — business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA enrolls approximately 11,000 students while providing the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. The main campus encompasses 421 acres that include 37 academic facilities, nine residence halls, and 68 acres of recreational trails that wind through its six gardens. The university offers more than 80 bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees covering more than 120 areas of study. Learn more at sfasu.edu