you enjoy working with flowers, trees, and greenery? Would
you like to turn backyards into natural showplaces? How
about growing and maintaining the turf on a football
field? If so, you might be on a green career path.
Some “green industry” occupations, such as
landscape architect, require formal education; others do
not. People often start out in grounds maintenance or
retail jobs, for example, and work their way, by acquiring
either education or experience or both, into occupations
that require more skill and offer higher pay.
article examines the green industry: its occupations, its
working conditions, and ways to get started. Resources for
learning more about the industry and the occupations in it
are at the end of the article. And a box on page 28
defines the industry and identifies the types of places
where plant lovers often work.
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