Education and training futures in horticulture and horticultural science

James E. Pratley, David E. Aldous, Geoffrey R Dixon, Rebecca L. Darnell

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Horticultural knowledge and skills have been with humankind for some 10000 to 20000 years. With permanent settlement and rising wealth and trade, horticultural products and services became a source of fresh food for daily consumption,and a source of plant material in developing a quality environment and lifestyle. The knowledge of horticulture and skills of its practitioners have been demonstrated through the advancing civilizations in both eastern and western countries. Today many colleges and universities provide undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational and technical training that specifically targets horticulture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHorticulture
Subtitle of host publicationPlants for people and places, V.3: social horticulture
EditorsGeoffrey R Dixon, David E Aldous
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9789401785600
ISBN (Print)9789401786409, 9789401785594
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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