Charla Anthony is a Program Assistant with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Brazos County conducting horticulture education in the areas of landscaping, gardening, water conservation, and environmental stewardship. Anthony also serves as coordinator of the Brazos County Master Gardener program.
She appears on television and radio gardening programs, and writes a regular newspaper column. Her educational background, includes a Bachelor of Science in Floriculture from Texas A&M University. She has lived and gardened in Brazos County all her life.
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Jayla Fry graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Her work experience began by facilitating the Horticulture Technician Program at the Bryan Federal Woman’s Prison. She currently works with Master Gardener volunteers and coordinators throughout the state of Texas. She teaches an Introduction to the Texas Master Gardener Program, Earth-Kind Landscaping, and Botany for Master Gardener Interns. She also works with Master Gardener Associations to assist in organizational development through board trainings.
In 2009, she was a co-editor for the Sixth Edition of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook and co-authored the Plant Growth and Development and Earth-Kind Landscaping chapters within the handbook.
Tim Hartmann graduated from Texas A&M University with his Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture in 2009 with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production. He received his Master’s Degree in Plant Breeding and Horticulture in 2013 from Texas A&M, where he worked on a research project with peaches. He is also currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Horticulture. Tim is originally from the small Hill Country town of Blanco, where he got started in Horticulture working for a commercial greenhouse operation and also running a home-based nursery business in high school. Tim began working for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in 2014 where he focuses on water conservation in the home landscape. His responsibilities include delivering educational presentations to homeowners and Master Gardeners, conducting state-wide plant trials, and developing printed and web-based materials for the Earth-Kind® Landscaping Program. Tim has special interests in propagation, exotic fruits, and in incorporating well-adapted edible plants into residential landscapes for both food and aesthetic value.