Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host Permaculture Design 101 with Theron Beaudreau from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Through this introduction to the sustainable gardening techniques of permaculture, participants will learn about holistic design strategies for East Texas that regenerate the land and surrounding ecosystems.

“Permaculture design focuses on the relationships between elements in the garden and how gardeners can arrange these elements for the most efficient and low-maintenance gardens,” Beaudreau said.

Beaudreau’s design methods help produce an abundant harvest with minimal weeding and watering, which can be beneficial for gardeners.

Beaudreau studied with Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, and he has been involved in permaculture design and education for more than a decade. He also is the owner of Integrated Acres, a consultation and design firm that has helped farmers and ranchers across Texas to hone their stewardship approach to the land.

The seminar costs $15 for SFA Gardens members and $20 for non-members. To register, contact SFA Gardens’ education office at (936) 468-1832 or [email protected].