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Dr. Javier Garces

Professor & Program Director

I am Professor & Program Director for the Landscape and Horticulture Technology Program. Courses I am responsible for include Environmental Science, Introduction to Landscape and Horticulture Technology, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, and Plant Propagation.

I was born and raised in Miami, FL. After graduating high school, I moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida. Here, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in General Horticulture and then went on to graduate school to obtain a Doctor of Plant Medicine degree. Prior to my position here at Valencia, I worked for a company that had two farms specializing in woody ornamental plant production. I was “Plant Health Specialist” for approximately 1600 acres of containerized plant production. I am a farmer at heart at still like to keep one foot in the horticulture industry by visiting farms/nurseries to consult with farmers on how to better grow their crops.

Phone: (407)582-1820

Email: jgarces3@valenciacollege.edu

Web Site: http://frontdoor.valenciacollege.edu/?jgarces3

Office: West Campus

Location: Bldg 1, Room 136

By appointment