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The Earth-Kind Environmental Stewardship educational program will take place on Monday January 24 at the Palestine First Baptist Church, 5700 N. Loop 256.

The program will take place in the large meeting room upstairs.

Registration will start at 5:45 p.m., the program will start quickly at 6 p.m. and should end around 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Dr Steve George, professor and landscape horticulturalist, horticultural specialist in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University.

The Earth-Kind Environmental Stewardship Program uses research-proven techniques to deliver maximum enjoyment to gardens and landscapes while preserving and protecting the environment.

Earth-Kind Landscaping’s goal is to combine the best of organic and traditional gardening and landscaping principles to create a horticultural system based on real-world efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Earth-Kind promotes water conservation, reduced fertilizer and pesticide use, energy conservation, and reduced waste going to landfills.

The Earth Kind Environmental Stewardship Program uses testing of plant material to help meet goals of reducing water, pesticide and fertilizer use, while protecting the environment.

This program is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Anderson County Master Gardeners and Palestine First Baptist Church.

George received a BSc in Zoology and MSc in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University in 1970 and 1980, respectively. He then obtained a doctorate. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University in 1986.

Since 1988, George has been a Landscape Horticulturalist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is headquartered at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in North Dallas.

George created the Earth-Kind Environmental Landscape Management System and is the National Coordinator of the Earth-Kind Rose Program.

Those planning to attend are asked to confirm attendance by calling 903-723-3735 in order to have sufficient seating available.

No meals will be served during this program.