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What is the best starting point for a career in gardening or landscape design?

Asked By: Andy - 8/18/2006
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Get a job at your local, privately owned garden center. You could work retail, or as a landscape laborer. Experience is worth the time it takes. I grew up in a family owned garden center while my father was teaching Plant & Soil Science at a university. By the time I was 17, I was grading his student's papers for... More
Answered By: hardy_rose - 8/18/2006
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Get a job as a laborer with a landscape company.
Answered By: dave's fotowerks - 8/18/2006
 
Put an ad in the local ad paper and try to get customers
Answered By: Wizzard2 - 8/18/2006
 
contact your local "small business" that sells landscaping/decorative supplies, and ask them if they will allow you to subcontract for them. you will build a local client base there, then get your name out. remember, when you are starting your own business, you have to take baby steps, and WORD OF MOUTH is the best... More
Answered By: Karen Elaine - 8/18/2006
 
Look for a program in Landscape Architecture. There are a lot all over the country! You'll get an awesome, rewarding, job that pays really well too... More
Answered By: magerk - 8/18/2006
 
sneak across he US border
Answered By: Buzzy - 8/18/2006
 
Go to your local college and ask them if they have classes in landscape design. Some have two year classes other four. Learn all you can, the more you learn, the more you earn. Landscaping is a big big business now!!
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Answered By: Geri H - 8/18/2006
 
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