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#PlantsDoThat, Horticulture: The Art, Science, & Business of Plants

As the #PlantsDoThat infographic shows, plants benefit society in many ways:

  • Plants in the workplace reduce employee sick time by 14%
  • Well-landscaped homes are more valuable; since homes represent 25% of personal wealth, outdoor plants pack a powerful personal finance punch
  • American’s are growing more of their own food—25% of all Americans grow berries, veggies or fruit trees
  • Shaded roadways save 60% of repaving costs
  • America’s public gardens generate $2.3 billion in tourism spending