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Master Gardeners Sponsor the Return of Dr. Barron Rector
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 • Posted January 27, 2009

In October Dr. Barron Rector was the guest speaker at the Master Gardeners: Celebration Of Our Grassland Heritage. Rector’s knowledge and antidotes about grasses and their management kept his audience entertained and enlightened. We are delighted to once again have him return to the Hill Country.

As part of Master Gardeners of Blanco County 2009 Training Class, we are sponsoring Dr. Rector’s presentation to the public. The program will be held at the first Methodist Church in Johnson City on February 3rd. The class runs from 1:00pm till 5:00pm. There will be a refreshment break at 2:45. He has chosen as his topic: Environmental Horticulture. The concept is to reduce human inputs to a minimal level, while maintaining the landscapes aesthetic quality and a gardens productivity.

Dr Rector is an Associate Professor & Extension Specialist at Texas A&M University. His responsibilities focus on teaching rural and urban communities principles of ecology. Dr. Rector is recognized nationally and international for his plant identification skills and training workshops on rangeland ecosystems. Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the community an opportunity to hear Dr. Rector.

There is no registration required to attend. For those interested in CEU credits, contact Todd Swift at the AgriLife Extension Service. If you have time restraints limiting you from attended the entire session from 1-5pm, feel free to attend the first or/and second session. The first session runs from 1:00pm - 2:45pm and the second from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

The program will be at the First Methodist Church in Johnson City which is located across from the LBJ Elementary School, one block North of Main Street. Contact Susan Hamm at 830-868-2026 for more information..

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