Have you ever thought of a career outside of a cubicle? A career where you get your hands dirty and get closer to Mother Nature? Maybe a career where you learn about consumer trends or do research. Consider a career in Horticulture.

Plants are parts of all aspects of our lives: from the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the juices and adult beverages that we drink. They even create the very air that we breathe. In other words, we owe a lot of respect and admiration to plants. They are more than just novelties that look pretty in our backyard.

The horticultural industry began an initiative to get people, specifically children and young adults, excited about plants an to know the value of horticulture in the hopes of creating the next generation of leaders in the field.

And even if you’re retired or you don’t consider horticulture as a realistic career path, there is still plenty you can do to help the cause. You can plant a garden and teach your friends about your love of plants. You can write a hobby blog. Most importantly, don’t stop planting.