Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture


Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Center at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet Street, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.  Social at 6:30 pm. Lecture at 7:00 pm (typically 45-50 minutes), followed by an exciting plant raffle! Parking is available at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and at Raguet Elementary.
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Jan 9 - Tim Hartmann, Texas Agrilife Programs Specialist, College Station Texas. Everything you wanted to know about fruit growing but were too timid to ask.

Feb 13 - Dr. George Ray McEachern, Professor of Horticulture, TAMU, College Station, TX. Pecans – Past, Present and Future.

*Mar 19 - Rick Lewandowski, Shangrila Botanical Gardens, Orange, Texas. Plant treasures in the Pineywoods of the Gulf South.  

Apr 9 - Sheila McBride, Lead Diagnostician & Extension Program Specialist, TAMU, College Station, TX. Common Ornamental Plant Diseases; What Every Gardener Needs to Know.

May 14 - Lauren Simpson, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas; Coastal Prairie Association and author - Creating a Pollinator Paradise that Your Neighbors will love.  

Jun 11 - Steve Dobbs, Director of Landscape Services, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. The Oklahoma State University Campus; Thinking Outside the Box with Trees, Native Plants and Design.

Jul 9 - Matt Welch, The Madrone Group, Austin, Texas. Pushing the Envelope with Plant Material in a Hostile Environment

Aug 13 - Jennifer Buckner, Shangrila Botanical Gardens, Orange, TX - Favorite Perennials for Tough Conditions ; Don’t Ask if we Flooded.

Sept 10 - Mark Wilson, LSU Extension Horticulture, Shreveport, LA. Garden Adventures in the Land of Crawfish and Creole.

Oct 8 - Keith Hansen, retired TAMU Extension, Tyler, Texas. What I Wish I Had Known About That Plant; Collector Gardens That Stand Out as Special Without Offending The Neighbors.

Nov 12 - Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist, University of Tennessee, Jackson, TN. Natives vs. Exotics; Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?  

Dec 10 - Dave Creech, Director SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. Tips and Tricks for Surviving as a University Garden; Is it Really All About the Plants?

* Third Thursday to avoid conflict with SFASU Spring Break

Azalea Trails and Promotion
Guided bus tours, by reservation, throughout the Azalea Trail period. Information on all events available by special arrangement with Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau (936) 564-7351 or 1-888-564-7351).