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News: Seed Your Future Launches Expanded Horticulture Career Exploration Tool

 

October 08, 2020

The Latest Resource from Seed Your Future

Seed Your Future (SYF) recently announced the launch of its expanded horticulture career exploration tool. Much more than a basic alphabetical list of the more than 140 careers working with plants, the resource first asks site visitors to consider what they are interested in, and then it profiles careers in horticulture that might match their interests. This tool is the latest resource from Seed Your Future, a coalition of more than 200 partners—including horticulture companies, gardening organizations, schools, colleges, universities, public gardens, youth organizations, nonprofit organizations, and individual advocates—united in their mission to promote horticulture and careers working with plants.

Every career page includes a profile of the job, the level of training and education required, links to where to study in the U.S. and Canada, data about salaries, links to professional organizations supporting that career, and engaging videos of real people in each career. Designed to provide introductory information to each career across the art, science, technology, education, and business of horticulture, this expanded resource will continue to grow as more careers are featured, and more videos become available to help users understand the diverse and rewarding options of a career working with plants.

“Seed Your Future is committed to providing quality, reputable information about green-collar careers working with plants,” said Susan E. Yoder, executive director of Seed Your Future. “Showing students, parents, mid-career changers and educators that there are meaningful and rewarding careers working with plants is the next step to building the pipeline of talent in green-collar professions.

Research has identified the lack of detailed, centrally accessible information about the careers available in horticulture. Parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and youth all expressed the need for online resources to help them find out more about the careers available working with plants. “The site SeedYourFuture.org/careers serves as a digital hub for all horticulture-career information in a concise, easy to read format,” said Yoder. For more information about Seed Your Future please visit SeedYourFuture.org.

“The Garden Club of America (GCA) is a member of Seed Your Future's Advisory Council, a perfect collaboration,” said Debra Oliver, GCA first vice president. “SYF promotes ‘the power of plants’ and the rewards of careers working with plants. Their work connects perfectly with our vibrant scholarship program with 29 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research.” Learn more about the GCA Scholarships.

 

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