SFA Gardens Lecture Series to Feature Horticulturist on Growing Grapes

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 2:11pm

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Horticulturist Dr. David Morgan will present “Growing Grapes in East Texas.”

For more than 20 years, Morgan was a horticulture professor at Texas A&M and Texas Tech universities. He taught courses at Tech including floriculture, herbaceous and woody plant materials, and plant propagation, and was the coach of the university’s Floral Arranging and Flower Judging Team. At Texas A&M, he conducted research and taught a graduate-level course in landscape horticulture.

In 1992 Morgan accepted a position as editor of a horticultural trade journal, returning to the editing and writing career he had enjoyed for nine years after graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural journalism. Among his professional activities, he was secretary-treasurer of the Southern Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society for 22 years and was honored with its Sidney B. Meadows Award of Merit and named a Fellow of the society. He has authored and co-authored many scientific and popular publications, three book chapters and more than 350 popular articles.

 At Tarrant County College, he has been an adjunct faculty member in horticulture for nine years, teaching landscape maintenance, principles of horticulture and plant propagation.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is normally held the third Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture’s SFA Mast Arboretum. Because of Spring Break, it is being held a week later this month. A rare plant is raffled after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves lecture series fund are appreciated.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or e-mail grantdamon@sfasu.edu

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