Sustainable Horticulture

Diminishing resources, climate change, and invasive species challenge our ability to grow plants even as the demand for high-quality horticultural products rises. Sustainable horticultural practices are necessary in order to conserve natural resources, enhance our environment, provide economic opportunities, and meet our nutritional needs. Increasingly research on this topic is occurring in urban and peri-urban settings and encompassing social programs to promote health and improve the quality of life for local communities.