Gardening social media influencer to be SFA Gardens’ July lecture series speaker

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Rosanne Green, gardening social media influencer, will present “Raising the next generation of horticulturalists, entomologists and master gardeners.”  

In her lecture, Green explores where the next generation of horticulturalists, entomologists and master gardeners will come from and emphasizes it will be children who are influenced by their parents, grandparents and educators. This presentation will feature specific ideas for how to inspire, educate and influence the next generation.

Green is a full-time strategy and business consultant with LPL Financial and has over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry. In her free time, the hobby-gardener turned gardening social media influencer with over 30,000 Instagram followers (@GreenishTexas), enjoys educating, inspiring and entertaining others about the concepts of growing their own organic food and flowers in a backyard garden.

Based in Athens, Green cultivates a 2,000-square-foot vegetable and flower garden. Her garden and love of educating other like-minded gardeners through social media was recently featured in the May/June 2023 issue of Texas Gardener magazine.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the lecture series fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the PNPC, 2900 Raguet St., or Raguet Elementary School, 2708 Raguet St.

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