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Speaking of the environment, we would certainly like to remind you that working in the green industry means working in a terrific environment. It involves a variety of activities — many outdoors — in settings that are healthy, beautiful and generally non- stressful. This is an attractive alternative to spending your life in a cubicle, while you slowly wither away from ‘closed building syndrome.’ (Okay, sorry for the melodrama — but we had to make our point.) What about the seasonal aspect of horticulture? Many of our workers look forward to an annual break, with the assurance they will have a place next spring. Some employers offer pay options to assure level paycheques throughout the year. The trend is toward a longer work season, and many people working in horticulture find themselves in jobs with no seasonal break at all.

"The presence of trees and green space positively influenced consumers’ attitudes about the character of a place, and also the prices that shoppers were willing to pay in local businesses."
(George Morris Centre, 2007)
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