June, 2014

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Paul Wilson will present “I Came All the Way from Louisiana to Explain to You What Real Salsa Is All About.”

Dr. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, was an Ola Cook Holmes Endowed Professor of Horticulture in the LSU College of Agriculture and taught in both the Horticulture and Food Science departments. Dr. Wilson spent most of his career in the Horticulture Department transferring to Food Science shortly before retiring. He obtained his bachelors at Eastern Illinois University and both his masters and PhD from Purdue UNiversity. He is currently President of JEMCO Consulting and has consulted with such industry mainstays as Community Coffee, Gerber, Green Giant, and Pillsbury. Bring your taste buds as there will be salsa tasting at the lecture.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture’s SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Less Reeves Lecture Series Fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email [email protected].