Spring Gardening Conference set for March – EastTexasMatters.com

Tim Hartmann, Earth-Kind program specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will present a program covering several topics during the Gregg County Master Gardener Spring Conference, set for March 2.

According to our newspaper partners, the Longview News Journal, it will be held at First United Methodist Church, localed at 400 N. Fredonia in Longview.

Registration for the conference starts at 8:30 a.m., with the program from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. They may be purchased from any Master Gardener or at the Gregg County Extension Office, at 405 E. Marshall Ave., Suite 101, in Longview.

Hartmann graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture, with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production, and a Master of Science in plant breeding. He’s also pursuing a doctorate in horticulture.

Hartmann developed a passion for horticulture while working for a commercial greenhouse and while operating a home-based nursery business in high school. He began working for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in 2014.

His presentation will cover “Water & Irrigation of Plants,” “Herb Trials” and “Kiwi & Peach Production.”

For information, contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at (903) 236-8429.

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