The Satisfaction of Leaving a Legacy of Beauty
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So far we’ve given you many reasons why a career in landscaping or horticulture can benefit you personally. But maybe you’re the type that needs to make other people happy, too. Maybe you need to know that you’ll be contributing to society in a positive way. If you are that kind of person, don’t underestimate the impact that this industry has on humanity. Landscaping, in its broadest sense, makes an important and lasting contribution to the quality of the urban environment. It is inherently rewarding to be able to transform bleak sites into creative and functional landscapes. Members of the landscaping community are people who care about the environment and the quality of life in general. For many, and maybe for you, a career in this industry would start a whole new way of thinking — and a whole new way of living.


"Landscaping brings positive economic benefits to communities.  It encourages tourism, recreation, and attracts businesses to the area and all of this translates into more finances flowing into the community."

(George Morris Centre, 2007)
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