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Gardening & Horticulture

Gardening and Horticulture

Why is horticulture so socially important? Because it improves how we use plants- for food and other human purposes, as well as repairing the environment and personal aesthetics. Horticulture includes not just the actual hands-on work, but the study of that work.


Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich

Community Gardens

   Suzanne Bushnell

Food to Table; Foraging

Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich

Healing, Therapy, & Senior Gardening

David Rich

Organic Gardening

Doris Jackson

Plant for Pollinators

Virginia Schmidt

Urban & Container Gardening

Teresa Speight


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Pollinators are essential to the continued existence of 80% of all plants and 90% of all flowering plants. Pollinator gardens need host plants as well as nectar plants. The single best host plant is an oak tree, but many native herbaceous plants like butterfly weed are great hosts and provide nectar.