Green Collar Careers: Seed Your Future

Green Collar Careers: Seed Your Future

Green Collar Careers: Seed Your Future

New movement promotes careers in horticulture

Whether you are interested in art, business, education, science, or technology, a career in horticulture might be worth considering. Making an impact in the world of plants involves a lot. In fact, there are more than 140 career options to choose from when looking across the horticultural spectrum.

Seed Your Future is a movement to promote horticulture – the business of managing, growing, and using plants – to inspire people to pursue careers in the field. The organization recently expanded its Horticulture Career Exploration Tool, a resource for students that illustrates the diversity within the realm of horticulture.

Featuring a host of career options, the tool features profiles, videos, education requirements, and salary information for jobs related to horticulture.

Here are just a few:

  • Botanical Artist – creates landscapes, gardens, illustrations, and many more artistic tasks
  • Culinary Horticulturist – studies crops, culture, and cuisine in regard to edible plants
  • Ethnopharmacologist – uses plants to treat human disease, injury, and illness
  • Floriculturist – cultivates flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and the floral industry
  • Habitat Restoration Scientist – researches, studies and supports the practice of ecological restoration
  • Hydrologist –researches and studies the cycle, properties, and distribution of water
  • Plant Nutritionist – studies the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth
  • Robotics Engineer – designs robots and systems to perform duties that humans cannot
  • Social Media Specialist – uses social media platforms to market goods and services
  • Urban Farmer – cares for and manages tree populations in urban settings
  • Weed and Invasive Plant Specialist  – identifies weeds and invasive plants

Supported by more than 150 partner organizations, Seed Your Future envisions a country where everyone understands and values the importance of plants and the people who work in horticulture.

For more information visit