Tom Harris, Ph.D. IS Every Gardener’s
Harris, Ph. D., goes by the name of Country Gardener. He is a
Master Gardener certified by the State of Texas, a Master Pruner
certified by the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and a founder and
volunteer for the Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST).
From the Master Gardener program he has received advanced training
in plant diseases, insects, drip irrigation, hazardous waste,
compost and soils, and has been actively involved in vegetable
trials and plant propagation.
He has been president of the Bexar County Master Gardeners,
Master Gardener of the Year, and editor of the Bexar County Master
Gardener newsletter. He is also active as a speaker and teacher
for the organization. He does lots of speaking for other groups
and continuing education classes for the local school districts,
writes a weekly newspaper gardening column and articles for magazines,
newsletters, etc. He has contributed several articles to PLANTanswers.com
Care of Gardening Tools at:
Making a Rain Barrel at:
More of his articles can be found at:
or purchased at: http://www.thehillcountrygardener.com/pg3publforsale.html
Tom has contributed and edited all of the Yearly Gardening Calenders
on PLANTanswers.com at: http://www.plantanswers.com/garden_calendar.htm
He is a the only certified Square Foot Gardening instructor in
Texas and gives many educational programs as listed at: http://www.thehillcountrygardener.com/pg5classeslinks.html
He is self-employed as Dr. Phixit doing basic home maintenance
projects for customers in the area. He does lots of wood working
and repair of wooden items, sharpening, and tool maintenance.
If you need these types of services, write to Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest service he has added to his business is what he terms
a "YARD AUDIT." It amounts to Tom coming to your home
and doing a walk-through with you in your yard to evaluate what's
there while answering any questions you may have about the yard.
THANKS, TOM, for all that you have done and continue to do for
the Horticulture community in this area