Human Issues in Horticulture


HIH looks at the influences of plants on people in all aspects of their lives, regardless of special needs of the individuals. Other terms used to refer to this broad concept include socio-horticulture, people-plant interaction (PPI), and human dimensions in horticulture. HIH includes all of the above areas of concern, plus economic and marketing issues; physical and environmental amelioration by plants; food and nutrition; ethnobotony considerations as they apply to horticulture; and the role of horticulture in art, music, drama, and philosophy, as well as other issues.




This definition was taken from Horiculture: Meeting the Needs of Special Populations, an article written by Dr. Diane Relf and Sheri Dorn.

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