Oklahoma State University

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

Annual botany lecture presented March 28

March 27, 2014
Story by Brooke Ramsey, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - Spring has arrived, and the OSU Library and Department of Botany are excited to host the annual lecture, “Plants, People and Beyond.” Author Joseph Tychonievich will present this year’s lecture, “Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener.”

The event will be held Friday, March 28, in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library. Refreshments are served at 3 p.m.; the program begins at 3:30 p.m.; a book sale and signing follow.

Tychonievich is author of the book “Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener.” With a ruling passion for plants and gardening, he earned his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Ohio State University, spent a summer working at Shibamichi Honten Nursery in Japan and has been a repeated guest on public radio's food show The Splendid Table. Tychonievich currently lives in Michigan where he works at Arrowhead Alpines Rare Plants Nursery, writes about gardening and produces the gardening podcast, “Grow ALL the plants!”

“Plants, People and Beyond” is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Native Plant  Society-Crosstimbers Chapter, OSU Botanical Society, OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, the OSU Botanical Garden, OSU Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and OSU Bookstore.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bonnie Cain-Wood at bonnie.cain@okstate.edu or 405-744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality  teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring2014/PPB2014.htm
Last Updated: 27 March 2014

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071


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