If you love plants, and you know, you’re actually good with them and don’t have a black thumb like we do and kill even plants described as “impossible to kill”, then you may be tossing around the idea of working with plants every day. While this may seem too good to be true, it’s not! In fact, we’ve come up with a list of careers you should consider if you love plants more than people! Let’s get started.
Conservation science involves taking care of natural resources such as land, water, and the environment. As a conservation scientist, you’ll help landowners and the government make the best decisions regarding conserving the land, this could look like managing forests, parks, and other natural lands that are under their ownership.
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As a lot of us have probably noticed, there is a growing market for organic food, and for this organic produce to be available, what does the world need? Organic farmers, of course. If you live in the city and this sounds perfect, but also unattainable, worry not! Look at this as a brilliant opportunity to bring urban gardening to your neighborhood by creating a gardening club that grows plants in parks or on rooftops.
If you fall under the category of loving plants, loving psychology, and loving helping people, then you should consider a career in horticultural therapy. This job entails engaging in activities such as gardening as a part of a patient’s therapy plan.
Of course, a love for plants is required for this job, but also a love of research, writing, traveling, and talking with locals about their history. The idea behind this job is that an ethnobotanist studies a region’s plants and their practical uses through traditional and passed on knowledge by local culture as well as the people living there.
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While this sounds like a made-up career, it’s not! Plant scientists carry out academic and/or scientific research on plants; a majority of the time, you’ll be assisting botanists, biologists, and ecologists with plant studies.
This job entails just what you think – studying soil! You’ll look at soil’s mineralogical, biological, physical, and chemical composition. You will also spend a great amount of time participating in research studies, so this job is definitely suited for someone that likes to split their time between the outdoors and researching in the lab.
As a pomologist, you’ll study and cultivate fruits. You’ll also research, develop, and even breed new varieties of fruits and nuts that would be more beneficial for human consumption.
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