Hey, bailey570. Horticulture is definitely not a waste of time. Granted, nobody in this
profession really gets rich money wise. But what we lack in money we
make up for in food for the soul. Working with the planet is so satisfying!
My most favorite job was a part-time post-hole digger for the Bureau of
Land Management in Alaska. We were blocking off ski and hiking trails to
keep four-wheel drives and snowmobiles out. Every morning when I got up,
I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to get to work. I was protecting the planet! I loved it.
Concerning your job routes, Halfway and rainbowgardener gave great advice.
You could also work for the U.S. or state Dept. of Agriculture, an arboretum,
or a botanical garden. All of them do research, conservation, and habitat restoration.
Northwestern University has a Masters program in Conservation.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get discouraged. Find your niche and go for it.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area