3310 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas, 78209, United States

  • September 20, 2021
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. Feel free to bring your own lunch or refreshments. TWO REWARDS POINTS.

Speaker: Angel Chappell, SABOT employee, former horticulture lab manager at A&M for ten years

Topic 1: Open Pollination vs Cross Pollination

Topic 2: How You Can Create New Plants

Angel will discuss types of pollination, how it occurs in nature, why it is helpful, and how you can do what the bees do and create new plants.

Angel Chappell is currently employed full-time as a gardener at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and attends UTSA. Angel is enrolled in the Environmental Science Master of Science Program studying Conservation and Restoration Ecology. She has been working at SABOT for approximately two years. Starting in the Japanese Tea Garden, then moving to the Culinary Gardens, she is now in the production greenhouses. In these greenhouses, all manner of plants are produced for planting to sustain the Gardens. Working in the production greenhouses, she can also more closely work with the Rare and Endangered Species plant collection, which aligns with her degree choice. After graduating A&M, she worked over ten years in Texas A&M’s Horticulture Department, primarily in the Potato Breeding Lab. As a full-time employee, she was a Technical Assistant who managed the Lab and the associated greenhouses for the program.