Tim Hartmann graduated from Texas A&M University with his Bachelor 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, also at A&M, where he worked on a research project with peaches. Tim is originally from the small Hill Country town of Blanco, where he got started in horticulture working for a commercial greenhouse operation and 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. Tim is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in horticulture, where his research focuses on golden kiwifruit.