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Fri February 6, 2015

Horticulturists to explain how to simplify Louisiana gardens at Ruston workshop

Horticulturist Greg Grant of Arcadia, Texas, says he's always digging up and moving around plants in his country cottage garden, but that's just because he likes to.

A half-day workshop Saturday at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston will show gardeners how to simplify their landscape so that maintaining it takes less time.

Greg Grant, a research associate at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center, is all-consumed by his country cottage garden in Arcadia, Texas. But he’s OK with that. He will tell gardeners to exercise discipline when they buy plants at the nursery, and to think about how the foliage will look well into the future.

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Tue February 3, 2015

Nacogdoches embraces trail vision with 'Ab Abernethy Day'

Sometimes called a Renaissance man and trailblazer, Dr. F.E. "Ab" Abernethy is pictured in the creek in 2011.
Credit Bruce R. Partain

The preservation society Friends of Historic Nacogdoches Inc. is blazing a trail to honor a Nacogdoches resident who has created walking trails along two creeks one ax swing at a time.

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Mon January 26, 2015

Stephen F. Austin State composer scores music born out of national park visits

Stephen Lias has been producing classical music works inspired by his national park adventures since 2009.

A Stephen F. Austin State composition professor writes music inspired by his experiences in America’s national parks.

Stephen Lias is producing a new CD of contemporary classical music featuring five works, each focused on the wonders found in national parks.

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Thu December 18, 2014

What Was I Thinking for December 18, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his joy over a recent trip to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. 

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Mon October 27, 2014

Stephen F. Austin State ag professor helps Angolan farmers cater to new middle class

Stephen F. Austin State Regents professor Leon Young worked with farmers in Angola on improving soil fertility during the dry season.
Credit Stephen F. Austin State University

With the threat of Ebola looming over Western Africa, volunteerism is still robust in other parts of the continent. Leon Young is a soil fertility specialist and Regents professor of agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was in Angola ahead of the fall semester consulting in the Farmer to Farmer program through the nongovernmental organization CNFA.

“I was working with subsistence farmers who were trying to grow vegetables in the dry season to market to an emerging middle class in Angola,” Young said.

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