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Mary E. Olien, Jere A. Brittain, and Brenda J Vander Mey

“Garden Experiences in Youth Development” is a two-credit, (one lecture, one lab) 400-level course offered each spring semester by the Dept. of Horticulture at Clemson Univ. For the past 3 years, the course has met the following specific needs: 1) requests by horticulture students for more experiences related to horticulture and human well-being; 2) opportunities for other majors whose careers will or may focus on children to learn and to use horticulture with children; 3) a source of adult leaders for an after school children's gardening program at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The lecture portion addresses issues related to children in horticulture, planning nature and gardening related activities with children, as well as a general background in gardening for nonmajors. During the lab, the students gain hands-on experience working with children who participate in Sprouting Wings, an after school gardening program offered by the South Carolina Botanical Garden. A multi-source evaluation of the effectiveness of the course and the youth program is being conducted. The poster will present the course syllabus, copies of selected course readings, outlines of student generated projects, and the results of the program evaluation.

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Tina M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek

151 ORAL SESSION 35 (Abstr. 249–253) Extension–Consumer Horticulture

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Allen V. Barker

inner cities, suburbs, and surrounding countryside. Sections define traditional and urban horticulture and introduce sociohorticulture, also called human issues in horticulture. Urban horticultural programs are described in paragraphs that are developed

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Natalie Bumgarner, Sheri Dorn, Esther McGinnis, Pam Bennett, Ellen Bauske, Sarada Krishnan, and Lucy Bradley

). Previous research focused on health and human issues in horticulture (HIH) and established the beneficial role of plants and the practice of horticulture in a range of therapeutic, educational, and workplace settings ( Relf, 1992 ; Shoemaker et al., 1992

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William R. Woodson

citizens of this world are beginning to recognize the key role that agriculture plays in addressing major societal issues such as energy, environmental health, and human health. At Purdue, we have experienced significant increases in enrollment in the

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Michael A. Arnold

. Further complicating our ability to meet these 21 st century challenges in horticulture is a limited availability of human capital for production of horticultural crops. Relative to most agronomic crops, many horticultural crops are more labor intensive

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Cristian E. Loyola, John M. Dole, and Rebecca Dunning

, chrysanthemum, alstroemeria, and baby’s breath, in order of importance, by production volume. Table 1. Taxonomic classifications of organisms discussed in this article about South and Central American cut flower production and postharvest issues. The authors

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Mari Loehrlein

/sustainable) and irrigating with non-potable water (sustainable) are included as options. Environmental issues are discussed in Chapter 6, including: nutrient and pesticide leaching and runoff; human health and wildlife concerns linked to pesticides; air pollution

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Tim D. Davis and Purwiyatno Hariyadi

. Although horticulture is a priority area for collaboration, it is important to tie research and education activities to broader issues of importance to Indonesia such as conservation of biodiversity, improvement of human health, and providing opportunities

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Jules Bruck

making accessible new research that pertains to the concepts of site sustainability in the horticultural topic areas of soils, hydrology, vegetation, resources, and human wellness. In the words of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI), “sustainability is