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AT: NPSoT Propagation Techniques and Barriers to Germination
January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
Presentation by Jean Fefer Ph.D. – Harris County Master Gardeners Association
The talk will cover a variety of methods to produce new plants from old methods recommended for particular plants, problems that can prevent germination, and how to overcome the problems and produce the conditions needed for success.
Ms Jean Fefer received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Inorganic/Physical Chemistry, 1956. She worked as a Research Chemist at Esso Research & Engineering Co. in N. J. for 3 years, one patent – additive package for Uniflo Motor Oil, and taught Chemistry at Rutgers –The State University of N..J. as an Assist. Prof. of Chem. for 3 years, then taught Chemistry at the University of Houston-Downtown Campus for 16 years.
Jean retired in 1991 as Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and then completed the Harris County Master Gardener course in 1997 and took the Urban Harvest Organic Specialty Vegetables Course from Dr. Bob Randall in 1999. In 2000-01 she served as 2nd Vice-president and program coordinator for Master Gardeners and in 2001-02 served as president. Jean completed Texas Master Gardener Propagation Specialists Workshop in 2003 and served on the Board of Urban Harvest as Vice-President. Jen volunteers for the MG Speaker’s Bureau. For 9 years, she coordinated activities at a 2000 sq. ft. donation vegetable garden and orchard serving the needs of the Turning Point Center, a temporary residence for Houston’s homeless elders.