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Seminar: Lucy Bradley: NC State Extension Gardener – Consumer and Community Horticulture: Maximizing the Environmental & Human Benefits of Gardening and Landscaping Through
March 20 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Lucy Bradley
Title: NC State Extension Gardener – Consumer and Community Horticulture: Maximizing the Environmental & Human Benefits of Gardening and Landscaping Through Science-Based Education and Outreach
Location (Hybrid): 121 Kilgore Hall
Join Zoom Meeting: https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/96407602139?pwd=VFUrZE9SL1lQaHVDZFhZVjZ2NkM4QT09
Meeting ID: 964 0760 2139
Consumer Horticulture is the only form of agriculture practiced in every county in the United States and has a tremendous impact on the economy, the environment, human health, and communities.
It supports jobs in retail & commercial horticulture as well arborists, landscape architects & designers, landscape professionals, and all the wholesalers who support them.
- 77% of U.S. households garden
- $48 billion spent annually by Do-It-Yourself consumers
- $55 billion spent annually by consumers to purchase horticulture services
Environmental impacts include mitigating climate change; conserving energy, soil, water and air quality; creating habitat; and promoting land stewardship. Improved physical and mental health, building connections, enhancing beauty and increasing value are a few of the impacts on families and communities.