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Erin E. Alvarez

Lecturer / Landscape Horticulture

Erin Alvarez

Erin Alvarez is a lecturer with a 100% teaching appointment. Her award-winning teaching programs are supported by her landscape horticulture industry background and a focus on student-centered active learning and professional development. Erin is currently the instructor for regular offerings of online and in-person Plant Propagation Lecture and Lab, landscape and nursery certification courses, Public Gardens Management Lecture and Lab, and the Plant Science program's Practical Work Experience and Capstone courses. In addition to formal teaching responsibilities, Erin is a faculty mentor for the Plant Science program, advises the Environmental Horticulture club, and coaches the Landscape Team. She regularly hosts plant propagation and professional development workshops for students as well as field trips and site visits to landscape and nursery operations and research sites.


courses taught

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PLS 3223 Plant Propagation

PLS 3223L Plant Propagation Lab  

PLS 4941 Practical Work Experience

PLS 4950 Capstone

ORH 3773 Public Gardens Management

ORH 4932 Pathways to Certification



Erin Alvarez

Landscape Horticulture
1543 Fifield Hall
PO Box 110670
Gainesville, Fl 32611-0670


  • Education
    • B.A. English, University of Florida, 1999
    • B.S. Public Gardens Management, University of Florida, 2004
    • M.S. Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, 2006
  • Publications
  • Recent honors
    • FNGLA Outstanding Educator, 2022
    • NACTA Educator Fellow, 2021
    • CALS Innovation in Teaching Award, 2018