Dr. Chrissie Segars

Dr. Chrissie A. Segars

The Anderson County Master Gardener Association will put on a gardening seminar May 26, as part of the Lynn O' Daniels Series Education program.

The program will cover Turf Grasses, namely, St. Augustine and Bermuda.

The seminar is a great opportunity for home owners, city officials, and those working with parks and commercial lawn care, said Truman Lamb, Anderson County Extension Agent. “With all the problems we are having right now with our lawns, every homeowner should make plans to attend.”

The seminar will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Thursday in the Ben E. Keith Community Room, 2019 W. Oak St., in Palestine.

The seminar, with guest speaker Dr. Chrissie A. Segars, is for backyard gardeners. Segars is an assistant professor and extension turf grass specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

She received a bachelors’ degree from Clemson University, and has master's degrees from Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University.

Segars received her Ph.D. in crop science, with an emphasis in turf grass science, from Oklahoma State University.

Through extension and research efforts, she hopes to contribute to turf grass management in Texas and around the world.

The program is run by the Anderson County Master Gardener Association and the Anderson County Extension Horticulture Committee. It's part of the educational programs offered in the Lynn O'Daniels Lecture Series.

“Lynn O’Daniels was an outstanding, community minded individual,” said Lamb. “I trained him in the Master Gardeners. He was just good folk.”

O'Daniels, who lost a long and courageous battle to cancer in 2008, was a superb ACMGA member: committed, talented, and a leader. Because of his love of gardening and devotion to education, ACMGA named this lecture series in his honor.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Texas Master Gardener Association is a volunteer educational program serving all people. It's conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

The program is free. Those planning to attend, however, should RSVP with the Anderson County Extension Office, 903-723-3735.