The Somervell County Master Gardener Association will host Dr. James McAfee, associate professor and extension turfgrass specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service, at their next Community Horticultural Education Program at 6:30 p.m. June 8.

The program is free and open to the public and will be held at the Somervell County Citizen’s Center.

McAfee’s area of expertise is developing turfgrass management programs that require fewer inputs of fertilizer, pesticides, water, and evaluating new turfgrass varieties for use in home lawns, golf courses and sports fields.

His turfgrass management program will show “lawn jockey’s” how to establish and maintain a lawn without using excessive amounts of chemical additives and water.

For additional information, visit the SCMGA Web site at