Question by HereAndThere: How does someone become an expert on Gardening, get certified and make it a career? I am interested in turning my small time hobby of gardening into a bit of a career. Are there classes, certifications, training that I can take in order to become an expert on plants, trees, etc? Id like to have a deep knowledge of the various kinds of trees, shrubs, flowers that work in different climates, how to best plant and maintain them, to design landscapes with a variety of well-coordinated plants, etc. Should I try to become a certified arborist? Where do I start exploring this potential new career direction? Thanks.
Answer by KackyTheres 2 ways you can go. Start by taking the Master Gardener course form your local co-operative extension, then apply for jobs and gain experience that way.
Or, go for your bachelors and possibly even masters degree in horticulture or any of the related fields that your local college offers.
Good luck and go for it!
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