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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1140: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Plant Propagators' Society

Two sides of the same coin ― finding common ground among plant conservation professionals and commercial propagators©

Author:   J.R. Clark
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1140.63
Abstract:

INTRODUCTION
If ever asked, “Why should we appreciate plants and nature?” I can quickly and without hesitation reply, “All life depends on plants. Without the world’s flora, life as we know it would not exist.” But I have known many others, my friends and colleagues in commercial nurseries and other related professions, who know plants primarily as the source of their livelihood. In growing plants for sale, these people contribute significantly to the global economy and provide well for their families and others.

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