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Dr. Tina Cade

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Office: AG 307<br>(512) 245-3324<br>

Professor of Horticulture

Tina Marie (Waliczek) Cade is currently a Professor of Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State University where she teaches 12 different courses in horticulture and advises multiple graduate students on research projects.  Her research interests are diverse and have focused on the area of people/plant interactions including studies on active interactions of people with plants in community, home or school gardens, as well as passive interactions of people with plants in green spaces outside and inside with interior plants.  She has been studying the benefits of these interactions for over 20 years and has looked at variables such as crime and community gardens, self-esteem in children, overall quality of life of gardeners and workplace job satisfaction in interiorscaped offices. She is also a registered horticultural therapist and a certified arborist.  She is the faculty manager of the award-winning Bobcat Blend university composting program which processes all of the cafeteria food waste on campus.  She also manages the on-campus floral shop and floral event sales program, Bobcat Bloom.  She recently finished editing the textbook, Urban Horticulture, which focuses on the benefits of people/plant interactions.


Ph.D. Horticulture, Texas A&M University, 1997
M.S. Horticulture, Kansas State University, 1994
B.S. Horticultural Therapy, Kansas State University, 1992

Courses taught within the past 2-3 years:

  • AG 3302 – Herbaceous Plant Materials (with lab), 3 hours
  • AG 3305 – Woody Plant Materials (with lab), 3 hours
  • AG 3306 – Flowers and Plants for Interior Design (with lab), 3 hours
  • AG 3308 – Organic Gardening, 3 hours
  • AG 4185 – Special Topics (eg. Landscape Construction, Advanced Floral Design, etc.) 1 to 3 hours
  • AG 4304 – Landscape Management (with lab), 3 hours
  • AG 4305 – Basic Landscape Design (with lab), 3 hours
  • AG 5314 – Problems in Technical Vocational Agriculture, 3 hours
  • AG 5399A, B -- Thesis
Areas of research interest:
  • Human Issues in Horticulture/Horticultural Therapy/Sociohorticulture
  • Service-learning
  • Composting
  • Quality of Life
  • Invasive Species

More about Dr. Cade's scholarly work