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In August 1978, Sydney, Australia hosts the first International Horticultural Congress to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. A number of pre- and post-congress tours in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua — New Guinea are being organized. This article is intended to provide a brief background to horticulture in New Zealand.

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Introductory horticulture courses are taught in almost every 4 year and 2 year horticulture program across the country, however, purpose, content and approach can vary widely among schools. Survey results will show how different schools use their introductory course (recruiting, foundation, service), class composition, topics most commonly included, textbooks used, standard teaching techniques and new or innovative techniques that have been especially effective.

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Efforts to build an eXtension community of practice (CoP) for consumer horticulture began in 2005 as part of a funding initiative by eXtension to establish pioneer communities of practice ( Durham, 2008 ; Meisenbach, 2006 ). The community

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Encyclopedias and dictionaries of Horticulture are important sources of information for the amateur and the professional. For the non-professional it is one of the first places to seek horticultural information in a condensed form. Several encyclopedias and dictionaries have been published specifically for the non-technical reader while others with more technical information are intended for both the professional and amateur horticulturist. However, one of the problems is that of being current and up to date. In horticulture we recognize that there are some things that are basic, not changing or only slowly but in others there is rapid change.

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As horticulturists and landscape professionals, we need to examine the traditional idea of “ornamental horticulture” in the context of environmental constraints, resource conservation, and social accountability in our highly urban society. The current over-emphasis on the ornamental use of plants in our landscapes reflects human tendencies toward conformity, eclecticism, and decorativeness in landscape design. An analysis of these tendencies along with the changing needs of our society suggests the new, broader term “appropriate horticulture,” emphasizing self-sufficiency in food and fuel production, urban needs, and an ecological orientation. This holistic concept of horticulture will allow horticulturists to become a more powerful force in our society.

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Our celebration of the 75th anniversary of the American Society for Horticultural Science is an appropriate time to reflect on the past three-quarters of a century, review our record, and hopefully to revel in our accomplishments. As George Santayana has stated, “Those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Still it is reasonable to ask ourselves if our profession — Horticultural Science — is really only 75 years old? I think not. It is surely much older. My thesis is that horticulture takes us back to the beginning of man's rendevous with civilization.

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The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact. 1 Graduate student, Department of Horticulture

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This paper discusses the benefits of including the visual and graphic arts in a horticultural curriculum, as a means for fostering creativity and reading the landscape. It describes the curricular sequence in the graphic communication seminar and studio—a joint studio for horticulture and landscape architecture students at Temple University, Ambler, Pa. This sequence begins with freehand drawing, and progresses to mechanical drafting, drawing construction and rendering.

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It is a pleasure for me to discuss aspects of the future of horticultural science. And I consider it an honor to contribute this essay on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of ASHS. The American Society of Horticultural Science is a distinguished organization with a rich history of accomplishments, both in fundamental science and in the application of results for the betterment of human life.

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Consumer horticulture embraces a broad range of activities of interest and benefit to the public ( Bauske et al., 2014 ), including, but not limited to, interior and exterior ornamental gardening, food gardening, and community gardening ( Bauske et

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