Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful awarded the 2017 Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful Sustainability Award to Dr. Jared Barnes at the SFA Gardens Earth Day event on April 1.
Dr. Barnes and some of the students volunteers that work with him posed for a photo after receiving the award.
Dr. Jared Barnes holds his award. Barnes joined SFA in 2014 and has since made great advancements towards his goal of doubling the enrollment for the horticulture program. Barnes expanded and redesigned the gardens around the Agriculture Building, attracting more students. These gardens now provide the University student-grown produce for a weekly market, Sprouts, held behind the Agriculture Building.
Volunteer Jaymee (left) and KNB director Tom Huey (right) prepare to teach kids about recycling and litter abatement at the Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful station at the SFA Gardens Earth Day Celebration.
KNB directors Ashley Perry (left) and Tom Huey (right) show off the 2017 Keep Texas Beautiful children's art contest calendar.
KNB director Ashley Perry shows a child what different types of plastic look like during the recycling process.
Jocelyn Moore (left), event organizer, admires the KNB Sustainability award with Jared Barnes (right).
The 2017 Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful Sustainability Award was an authentic tree cookie from the Nacogdoches area donated by the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Grant Wheeler with the Texas A&M Forest Service donated the time to cut and sand the tree cookie for the award.