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Events

Sat December 6, 2014 - Dutch Oven Gathering at Chicot State Park near Ville Platte, Louisiana. Join the park staff for the Dutch oven cooking demonstration held on the first Saturday of each month at Chicot State Park. This month’s Dutch Oven Gathering will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 am until noon in the North Campground behind the bathhouse.There are many ways to cook outdoors and if you are interested in trying something different then you may want to attend this Dutch oven cooking demonstration at Chicot State Park. This method of cooking, used by early American settlers, can be utilized to cook just about anything you can cook in your indoor kitchen. Participants will be able to sample the food and learn first hand how to use these outdoor black pots. Everyone is welcome to attend whether they cook or not. Chicot State Park is the largest state park in Louisiana. Situated around a 2,000-acre, man-made lake, the park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors such as camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking. The park is located in the heart of Louisiana, six miles north of Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish on La. 3042. Day-use admission to the park is $2 per person. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations for special programs. For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.


Sat December 6, 2014 from 9AM until Noon - SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar “Deck the Halls—Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays” in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet Street, Nacogdoches. Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come.  Join Dawn Stover, Research Associate at the SFA Mast Arboretum, to learn how to create elegant wreaths and garlands using materials from the garden.  Participants will learn principles of wreath, garland, and centerpiece construction and make a wreath to enjoy at home for the holidays.  In addition to the traditional wreaths and garlands, Dawn will be introducing new crafts using natural items from the garden and forest.  All materials will be provided. Class size is limited, so please register in advance for this wonderful holiday seminar. To register or for more information, call 936-468-1832 or email erodewald@sfasu.edu.  Cost is $25 for SFA Garden members and $30 for non-members.


Sat December 6, 2014 from 1-3PM - Crosby Arboretum Gallery Opening: Photography by Brian Anderson.  The Crosby Arboretum gallery features exhibits by area artists whose work celebrates nature. Photographer Brian Anderson enjoys spending time in the great outdoors looking for his subjects. He says, “Memories fade but beauty captured in a photo remains, and is easy to share with others.” Light refreshments will be served at the December 6 gallery opening event, with free admission to all from 1 to 3. For more information, call the Arboretum office at (601) 799-2311. The Crosby Arboretum is located in Picayune, MS, off I-59 at Exit 4. www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu. This exhibit will be on display through February 28, 2015.


Sat December 13, 2014 - Tom Sawyer Day at Allen Acres. This is a day when everyone who can pitches in to help Dr. Charles Allen and Susan Allen at Allen Acres. The Allen's need help with "cleaning up my old chicken pen for a garden, planting trees, cleaning up the labyrinth, cleaning up trellises, re-installing the hub hinge and?  Bring a shovel, gloves if you have them.  We do have tools for others. Will start 8 or 9 or so.  Susan will prepare lunch." For more info please feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email.


Mon December 15, 2014 - Deadline for the Acadiana Master Naturalists Spring 2015 Program - This program is limited to 20 participants, so it is important to get your application in before the deadline of 15 December 2014. The fee is $200 for all ten of the 6-hour workshops. Below you will find a tentative workshop schedule, please be aware that there could be changes to these dates and times. The times listed below do NOT account for travel time to and from workshops. Please send all application requests via email. Workshop 1 – January 24 – 8am-2pm – Nature Station; Workshop 2 – February 15 – 12pm-6pm – Iberia Parish; Workshop 3 – February 27-28 – 4pm-1pm – Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge; Workshop 4 – March 7 – 9am-3pm – Jean LaFitte and Vermilionville; Workshop 5 – March 14 – 10am-4pm – Dr. Charles Allen’s property; Workshop 6 – March 28 – 1pm-7pm – Lake Martin & Henderson; Workshop 7 – April 12 – 8am-2pm – LA State Arboretum; Workshop 8 – April 18 – 9am-3pm – Eunice Prairie and Dr. Malcolm Vidrine’s prairie; Workshop 9 – May 2 – 4pm-10pm – Cade Farm; Workshop 10 – May 16 – 12pm-6pm – Ecology Center.


Thur January 8, 2015 – "Why Solar is the Future of a Sustainable World" presented by Tony Napolillo, Sun Club Program Manager, Green Mountain Energy Company, Austin, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
 

Sat January 17, 2015 from 9AM-NOON - "Shaping the Southern Landscape... Treasured Ornamentals & Designs from Around the World" - Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans Winter Symposium - The focus of this year’s symposium is ornamental gardening. Presenters will include Antique Rose curator Leo Watermeier and Jeff McMillian, horticulturist, master gardener and owner of Almost Eden Plants in Merryville, Louisiana. They will address topics of garden design, plant selection, and specialty gardening with roses and tropicals. Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Associate Professor of Consumer Horticulture, will complete the program with a presentation highlighting the French, Spanish and English influence on our garden designs. In addition, Master Gardeners will present and raffle a gallery of container gardens for viewing.www.mggno.org/symposium. The printed and completed form, along with a $25.00 check payable to "MGGNO," should be mailed by January 10, 2015 to: MGGNO C/O Margaret Kirn, 182 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA 70001. For further information call 504-909-9927 or email mastergardeners.gno@gmail.com. Follow this and other MGGNO events on facebook.com/mastergardenersof greaterneworleans.


Fri January 30, 2015 - Louisiana Native Plant Society meeting. Pollock, Louisiana. The purpose of the Louisiana Native Plant Society's purpose is to help further the study and preservation of native plants and their habitats as well as to spread and share that knowledge. They also promote the propagation and use of native plants in the landscape as well as the important relationships between wildlife and native plant species. For more information please visit the LNPS website at LNPS.org or feel free to contact Dr. Charles Allen at native@camtel.net.


Thur February 12, 2015 at 7:00PM"Headed Down South from the Land of the Pines:  Reflections on the Plants, People, and Places of North Carolina" presented by Jared Barnes – Asst Professor, SFA, Nacogdoches, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Sat March 7, 2015 from 1-4PM - Guided Tours of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Free guided tours of the garden (it contains over 550 varieties of azaleas!) are offered every Saturday in March. For group tours of the garden or the Azalea Trail, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX. For the most up to date information please visit the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail website or visit the SFA Gardens website.


Thur March 12, 2015 at 7:00PM "The Amazing, Rare, and Beautiful Mexico Mountain Sugar Maple" presented by Yalma Luis-Rodriguez, Professor, Louisiana State University, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Sat March 14, 2015 from 1-4PM - Guided Tours of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Free guided tours of the garden (it contains over 550 varieties of azaleas!) are offered every Saturday in March. For group tours of the garden or the Azalea Trail, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX. For the most up to date information please visit the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail website or visit the SFA Gardens website.


Sat March 21, 2015 from 1-4PM - Guided Tours of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Free guided tours of the garden (it contains over 550 varieties of azaleas!) are offered every Saturday in March. For group tours of the garden or the Azalea Trail, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX. For the most up to date information please visit the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail website or visit the SFA Gardens website.


March 26-29, 2015 - 2015 Azalea Society of America National Convention in Nacogdoches, Texas. Includes a variety of tours and speakers and it will expose those who attend to some of the most photogenic gardens in the Nacogdoches area like the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden at SFA Gardens! For the registration form and in depth information click here or visit the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail website at azaleas.visitnacogdoches.org.


Fri-Sat March 27-28, 2015 from 9AM until 5PM - 16th Annual Southwest Louisiana Garden Conference and Expo 2015: Louisiana's Premier Garden Show & Plant Sale an educational experience in Horticulture for the gardener and plant enthusiast located at Burton Coliseum, 7001 Gulf HWY & Gauthier Rd, Lake Charles, LA. (A.k.a. Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival). Sponsored by LSU Ag Center and the Calcasieu Parish Cooperative Extension Service. For more information call 337-475-8812. For more detailed information please visit their website at www.GardenFest.org.


Fri-Sat March 27-28 - 57th Annual Caddo Conference in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and will be hosted by the Arkansas Archaeological Survey and Henderson State University. For more information visit the Caddo Conference Organization's website at www.caddoconference.org or visit their Facebook page by clicking here.


Sat March 28, 2015 at 10AM & 12:30PM - Little Princess Garden Party at SFA Gardens- Introduce your favorite little girl to the beauty and joy of the garden at this special party. Enjoy refreshments, party favors, and entertainment planned to delight you and spark her imagination. Bring your camera to capture this day. Dress: Let her wear her favorite princess, fairy or garden party costume. Very limited seating. Tickets are $25 each, adults and children. For the most up to date information please visit the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail website or the SFA Gardens events page.


Sat March 28, 2015 from 1-4PM - Guided Tours of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Free guided tours of the garden (it contains over 550 varieties of azaleas!) are offered every Saturday in March. For group tours of the garden or the Azalea Trail, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX. For the most up to date information please visit the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail website or visit the SFA Gardens website.


Sat April 4, 2015 - Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society meeting. The Cajun Prairie Preservation Society is an organization which is dedicated to the study, preservation, restoration and education in regard to the Cajun Prairie Habitat, associated habitats and projects. For details and more information visit their website at CajunPrairie.org or feel free to email Dr. Charles Allen for more info.


Thur April 9, 2015 at 7:00PM"Plants, Planting, and Pushing the Envelope in Austin Landscapes" presented by Matt Welch, Maldrone Group, Austin, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


April 10-11, 2015 - Central Louisiana Garden Expo. The Central Louisiana Garden Expo is designed to let the public know where to obtain gardening products, services, and accessories; where garden clubs are located in the central part of the state; to educate the public on gardening issues; and to provide a place for sales that make available quality garden plants, products and accessories to the public. Educational garden programs will be offered throughout the two day period. For more information contact Sara R Shields.


Sat April 11, 2015 from 9AM until 2PM - SFA Garden Gala Day and Plant Sale held at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., Nacogdoches, TX. A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including new introductions, Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials and exclusive SFA introductions. Plants are extensively trailed in the gardens before being offered to the public. Benefits the SFA Gardens and its educational programs, which reach more than 15,000 students of all ages each year. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit the SFA Gardens website and click on "Garden Events"


April 14-16, 2015 - Plant Identification Workshop hosted by Allen Acres and Dr. Charles M. Allen. If you want to learn to recognize many of the common plants of Louisiana and the Gulf South, the names of those plants, and how to identify other plants, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will include fieldtrips, where you can see the plants in their natural environment as well as labeled specimens in a lab setting. Additional info on plant identification will be presented thru power-point presentations and printed handouts. You will be given BRF's (Best Recognizing Features) for each plant plus other facts like use, edibility etc. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. During the three day workshop, you will be exposed to more than 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines. For more information visit the Native Ventures website or feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email. To learn more about Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast just click here.


April 17-19, 2015 - Annual Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration! See songbirds in oak-hackberry woods, shorebirds and waders on beaches and in the marshes and raptors overhead. Grand Isle is an essential stop for songbirds during their spring and fall migrations across the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Isle, Louisiana is one of the best places in the world to see and study birds up close. For more details and additional information please visit their website by clicking here.


April 17-19, 2015 - 6th Annual West Gulf Coastal Plain and Big Thicket Science Conference to be held at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. For the most up to date information and more details please visit the Big Thicket Association's websites at www.BigThicket.org or www.ThicketOfDiversity.org. You can also email Dan Saenz or Julie Shackleford for additional details.


April 28-30 - Wetland Plant Identification Workshop hosted by Allen Acres and Dr. Charles M. Allen. If you want to learn to recognize many of the common wetland plants of Louisiana and the Gulf South, the names of those plants, and how to identify other plants, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will include fieldtrips, where you can see the plants in their natural environment as well as labeled specimens in a lab setting. Additional info on plant identification will be presented thru power-point presentations and printed handouts. You will be given BRF's (Best Recognizing Features) for each plant plus other facts like use, edibility etc. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. During the three day workshop, you will be exposed to more than 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines. For more information visit the Native Ventures website or feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email. To learn more about Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast just click here.


May 12-14, 2015 - Plant Identification Workshop hosted by Allen Acres and Dr. Charles M. Allen. If you want to learn to recognize many of the common plants of Louisiana and the Gulf South, the names of those plants, and how to identify other plants, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will include fieldtrips, where you can see the plants in their natural environment as well as labeled specimens in a lab setting. Additional info on plant identification will be presented thru power-point presentations and printed handouts. You will be given BRF's (Best Recognizing Features) for each plant plus other facts like use, edibility etc. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. During the three day workshop, you will be exposed to more than 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines. For more information visit the Native Ventures website or feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email. To learn more about Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast just click here.


Thur May 14, 2015 at 7:00PM"Can I Interest YOU in an Aroid?" presented by David Leedy, Horticulturist, retired, Fort Worth, Texas as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


May 15-17, 2015 - Allen Acres annual BBBB (Birds, Bogs, Butterflies, Barbara's Buttons, etc...). Explore some of the wonders of Kisatchie National Forest with noted botanist Dr. Charles M. Allen and tour the gardens at Allen Acres where you are sure to see a variety of wildlife and native plants. Don't miss it! For more information please visit the Allen Acres B&B website or Native Ventures for additional details as the date gets closer. Feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email.


May 19-21, 2015 - Graminoid (Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes) Identification Workshop hosted by Allen Acres and Dr. Charles M. Allen. If you want to learn to recognize Graminoid species (Grasses-Poaceae, Sedges-Cyperaceae, and Rushes-Juncaceae) of Louisiana and the Gulf South as well as many of the Graminoid genera from the world, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will include fieldtrips, where you can see the plants in their natural environment as well as labeled specimens in a lab setting. Additional info on plant identification will be presented thru power-point presentations and printed handouts. There will also be specimens displayed on the TV screen. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. During the three day workshop, you will be exposed to more than 200 species of Graminoids. For more information visit the Native Ventures website or feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email.


June 9-11, 2015 - Plant Identification Workshop hosted by Allen Acres and Dr. Charles M. Allen. If you want to learn to recognize many of the common plants of Louisiana and the Gulf South, the names of those plants, and how to identify other plants, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will include fieldtrips, where you can see the plants in their natural environment as well as labeled specimens in a lab setting. Additional info on plant identification will be presented thru power-point presentations and printed handouts. You will be given BRF's (Best Recognizing Features) for each plant plus other facts like use, edibility etc. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. During the three day workshop, you will be exposed to more than 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines. For more information visit the Native Ventures website or feel free to contact Dr. Allen via email.


Thur June 11, 2015 at 7:00PM"Gardening for Food or Beauty; Why not Both?" presented by Tim Hartmann - Extension Program Specialist, TAMU, College Station, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Thur July 9, 2015 at 7:00PM"Grapes for Table and Wine – can both fit in Texas?" presented by Justin Scheiner as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Thur August 13, 2015 at 7:00PM - "Climbing Asian Mountains, Fording Rivers, and Fighting the Elements; Moments from a Plant Hunter's Diary" presented by Scott McMahan, Owner, McMahan Nursery, Atlanta, Georgia as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


September 2015 - 17th Annual Celebration of Butterflies in Haynesville, Louisiana. The annual butterfly festival for Louisiana is held on a Saturday in mid September at the Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds in Haynesville, the Butterfly Capital of Louisiana. The Haynesville Celebration of Butterflies will be a festival focused on nature: butterflies, other insects, butterfly gardening, native plants, herb gardening, conservation, nature craft vendors, and include food, fun, and music. For more information please visit the Piney Hills Louisiana Master Gardeners website or the Haynesville Chamber of Commerce events page or look for updates and additional information on their Facebook page.


Thur September 17, 2015 at 7:00PM "Is this the best Plant Sale in Texas or Not?  A Plant Sale Preview" presented by Greg Grant & Dawn Stover, SFA Gardens, Nacogdoches, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Sat October 3, 2015 beginning at 9AM - Fabulous Fall Festival and Plant Sale held at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., Nacogdoches, TX. A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including new introductions, Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials and exclusive SFA introductions. Plants are extensively trailed in the gardens before being offered to the public. Benefits the SFA Gardens and its educational programs, which reach more than 15,000 students of all ages each year. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit the SFA Gardens website and click on "Garden Events".


Thur October 8, 2015 at 7:00PM"Can We Feed 9 Billion in 2040?  How?" presented by Leon Young, Professor, SFA Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory, Nacogdoches, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Thur November 12, 2015 at 7:00PM "Pollinator Update Plus Know What’s Bugging You" presented by Heath Lowery, NuFarm Americas Inc., Hockley, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!


Thur December 10, 2015 at 7:00PM – "The Special Trees of SFA Gardens" presented by Dave Creech, Director, SFA Gardens, Nacogdoches, TX as part of the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information see the Garden Events webpage at the SFA Gardens website, call Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832, or you can email them at sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Get there early for a 6:30 refreshments/social and the lecture will be followed by an exciting plant raffle!

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