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spurred the United States to follow this movement in the 1900s ( Bachert, 1976 ). In addition, the nature-study movement, which began in the early 20th century, emphasized the importance of education through children’s contact with nature and motivated the

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for educational purposes, horticulture, or other applications. We could not find published information regarding the levels of interest and attitudes toward wildflower education or use in students from other majors or regions; nor could we find

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149 POSTER SESSION 6F (Abstr. 379–386) Children and Community Education

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launched the Grow Native! program that provides industry-wide branding and tag materials for native plant species. Bench cards, native landscape brochures, industry and public education programs, marketing assistance for growers, and pot tags are made

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plant niche market. Providing better education materials on native plants and improved marketing may increase access to native plant materials. Literature cited Brzuszek, R.F. Harkess, R.L. 2009 Green industry survey of native plant marketing in the

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Transplanting is an ancient horticultural practice, which is a good thing because our profession is in need of a transplant—an attitude transplant! I was both encouraged and discouraged as I read Dermot P. Coyne's Presidential Address in the Oct. 1985 issue of HortScience 20:805–808. Encouraged, because he raised points that we need to address; discouraged, because he missed the starting point. Allow me to paraphrase an old saying: “Big grad students from little undergrads grow“. Let me lay it out in the open: I was shocked that our President finds no role for undergraduate education in tackling world hunger. I disagree!

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funds are applied to train these promising domestic graduate students. The American Council of Education (2003) reported that in the 2 years after the 2000 Census, Hispanics accounted for half of the country's population growth, reaching the growth

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39 ORAL SESSION 9 (Abstr. 063–070) Education and Extension

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knowledge and education regarding the use and identification of native plants is a major concern for both the industry and consumers ( Brzuszek and Harkess, 2009 ; Peppin et al., 2010 ; Pérez et al., 2010 ; Potts et al., 2002 ). Within the native plant

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