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Memphis Area Master Gardeners Presents Jason Powell and Dr Jared Barnes

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Feb 17 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Memphis Area Master Gardeners Presents Jason Powell and Dr Jared Barnes:

Jason Powell
Jason Powell “Petals from the Past” Jemisen AL. Jason has a master’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University. Since starting Petals from the Past in 1994, he has applied contemporary techniques in growing the finest old-garden plants along with new varieties.

Dr Jared Barnes
Jared Barnes, Ph.D., started gardening when he was five years old, and since then he has enthusiastically pursued how to best cultivate plants and cultivate minds. He currently fulfills those passions as an award-winning associate professor of horticulture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. He is also the host of The Plantastic Podcast, and writes a weekly newsletter titled plant•ed.

He obtained his Ph.D. in horticultural science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC; he interned the summer of 2008 at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA; and he has traveled around the US and into eleven countries to gain a national and global perspective of horticulture.

Recent awards include the 2021 Stephen F. Austin State University Teaching Excellence Award, 2019 Perennial Plant Association’s Academic Award, the 2017 Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful Sustainability Award, the 2016

Perennial Plant Association’s Young Professional of the Year, and a member of GPN’s 2016 Class of 40 Under 40.

His passion has been recognized by peers in interviews in People, Organic Gardening, Greenhouse Grower, AmericanHort Connect, Ken Druse’s Real Dirt, and Nursery Management, and his articles have appeared in The American Gardener, Fine Gardening and Carolina Gardener.

$12 per attendee general admission, $10 for members