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Economic downturn: Crisis or ‘growing’ opportunity
Do you want to drastically reduce your weekly grocery bill, earn extra cash to cover increased living expenses or just find work in a secure and growing sector?
The financial crisis has led us to think more about our financial situation and to rethink our options when it comes to employment and saving money. The Horticultural sector, including careers in Horticulture, offers us a number of potential answers.
Options include growing vegies at home or buying from Farmers Markets. Farmers Markets are booming and so are the hobby farms and small businesses that supply them. Some major seed companies have apparently reported double digit growth in vegetable seed sales across
If you are looking for a career change, the Horticultural career sector is thriving. According to
As finances tighten, workers are increasingly forced to look for a second job to make ends meet. Horticulture also offers a huge range of potential part time employment opportunities, from lawn mowing to working in plant nurseries or places such as Bunnings, with many of these business requiring extra workers on the weekend. The earning potential of workers within the Horticulture Field has also increased. According to John Mason, ‘Five years ago, people would mow lawns for $15 per hour. Today in cities it can be difficult to get your lawn mown for less than $30 per hour.’