Food Growing 101: A Primer for the Kitchen Garden
Speaker: Dr. Jared Barnes, Assoc Professor Stephen F Austin

Food Growing 101: A Primer for the Kitchen Garden

Friday, August 6  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Join Dr. Jared Barnes as he provides a primer on cultivating edibles for Texas. He will cover cultivars and varieties you should be growing, issues that he and his students have seen in their student garden the Plantery on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, and how these plants can be used in creative ways and designs. Attendees will learn about reliable edible plants to grow for Texas, common issues that can arise, and how to use edibles in design.

Dr. Jared Barnes,

Associate Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University

Dr. Jared Barnes’ teaching and research interests include crop science, fruit and vegetable production, nursery management, plant breeding, southern perennials, and ecology and cultivation of designed herbaceous plant communities. He earned a doctorate and a Master of Science in horticultural science from North Carolina State University, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is the faculty advisor for SFA’s Horticulture Club.

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


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