Tyler, Texas – Greg Grant, Smith County Extension Horticulturist, will present “Stitching an Heirloom Garden… Learning Landscaping from my Grannies’ Old Quilts” on Saturday, August 24 at Harvey Hall, 2000 W. Front St in Tyler, TX.

Along with the lecture, which also features Jo Helen McGee on “Quilt Preservation,” there will be an heirloom quilt show featuring the inaugural showing of Greg’s extensive heirloom family quilt collection.

Greg has degrees in both floriculture and horticulture from Texas A&M University and has experience with both private and public gardening, including 10 years at the Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center. He is co-author of Heirloom Gardening in the South, Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, and The Rose Rustlers. Grant writes for Texas Gardener magazine and the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and on the weekends maintains a small farm and his Rebel Eloy Emanis Pine Savanna and Bird Sanctuary.

Registration begins at 8:30 A.M. with the program beginning at 9 A.M. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door.

For more information call the Smith County AgriLife Extension office at 903-590-2980, follow on Facebook (Smith County AgriLife) or visit the website https://Smith.agrilife.org.