Tina M. Waliczek

Graduate Student,Department of Horticultural Sciences
Texas A&M University,College Station, TX 77843-2133

Phone: 409-845-4255 FAX: 409-845-0627

Web Project Home Page

Tina Waliczek received her B.S. in 1992 and her M.S. in 1994 in Horticulture from Kansas State University. She is currently working on her doctorate degree at Texas A&M.

Miss Waliczek's area of interest is in human issues in horticulture. Her doctoral research project concerns the the effects of school gardens on self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, attitude toward school and environmental attitudes of mainstream school children. She will test to see if school garden programs have positive effects on the children in these areas.

Miss Waliczek also did her master's research in the human issues area. Her study concerned the psychological benefits of community gardening.

Miss Waliczek believes that studying the interaction between people and plants is an important aspect of horticulture. Studying these interactions can influence other areas of horticulture, such as the commercial industry, by supporting the idea that people benefit from green areas with actual research results.

PUBLICATIONS

"Psychological benefits of community gardening." T.M. Waliczek, R.H.Mattson, and J.M. Zajicek. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. (1996).

"Proposed horticultural therapy standards of practice." R.H. Mattson, J.Merkle, L.A. Parrott, and T.M. Waliczek. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, Vol. VII. (1993).