28 February 2019

IPPS Annual Meeting 2019 speaker profile: Monday, October 14th - Dr. Jared Barnes

Dr. Jared Barnes

Monday, October 14th 2019 Annual Meeting Speaker Preview

Jared Barnes, Ph.D. 

Professor of Horticulture at Stephen F. Austin State University

PROGRAM DETAILS: Naturalistic Planting at the Plantery

Naturalistic planting isn't just a trend. It’s planting with purpose. Using what we see in nature as our guide and inspiration, we as horticulturists can plant better. Dr. Jared will present what he’s learned growing plants in designed plant communities in the Plantery, our campus micro-farm, plant-growing facility, and teaching garden. He’ll also share how he has integrated naturalistic planting concepts into class activities and how he and students are engaging people in the Nacogdoches community with horticulture.

BIO: Jared Barnes, Ph.D., a gardener since he was five years old, is an assistant professor of horticulture at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) in Nacogdoches, TX. Barnes stewards the Plantery, a micro-farm, plant-growing facility, and teaching garden on the SFASU campus. The Perennial Plant Association recognized him as Young Professional of the Year in 2016, and he was part of GPN’s 2016 class of 40 under 40 who are influencing the future of horticulture.

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