Jared Barnes / PhD from TX – ‘Thrivable’ perennials for the South
February 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In the south horticulturists want perennials that are not only sustainable, but also thrive in a variety of environments. In this engaging talk, Jared shares stellar perennials he has grown and seen in his travels across the southern states.
I PREFER TO BE INTRODUCED AS JARED OR DR. JARED. MY STUDENTS CALL ME BY MY FIRST NAME, SO WHY SHOULDN’T YOUR AUDIENCE!
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.
He educates the public with his weekly newsletter PlantEd. 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.