The Role of Home Landscapes

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Did you know Horticulture contributes $196 billion to the US economy across a diverse array of businesses? However, the story doesn’t end there. Horticulture benefits the wealth and health of every citizen and every community in the US according to the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture.

Why should we care about landscaping?

  • Beautify your home and increase property value,
  • Create spaces for outdoor living and recreation,
  • Create functional areas,
  • Parking, compost, utilities, pets,
  • Direct foot traffic, and
  • Enrich your life!

Outdoor landscape

Would You Like to Learn More?

N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources agents Bryan Hartman and Daniel Ostrowski will be hosting a virtual Landscaping class on curb appeal, edible plants, and landscaping for the home.

  • 9/28/2021 at noon: virtual class

There is no charge for the online class, but registration is required!

Learn more from these Extension fact sheets: “Landscape Design” from NC State Extension. For more information, contact Bryan Hartman, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent at