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    I have a question...

    SEeing as i love horticulture (besides the obvious get to the question right?) Well my question is How would i get into the feild of Carnivorous Plants.. Growing them (would be cool but wouldnt bring in to much of a profit and would need the money to get a nursury started) What would be a good idea for Botany? (still in highschool asking questions so)
    How could i get into the wild and study these fascanating plants?

    Just really want to know... i want to know how to get into this field of study Now... so i have my whole life devoted to it...

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    Biology
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    Start calling local DNR/Department of Agriculture or your states equivelent. Even local Nature centers. And volunteer for any plant related studies. This looks great on a resume, and gets you known by the people you will want to work for after college. Even tho you aren't getting paid for the jobs still put your all into it. Join local conservation groups, not just CP or plant, but even like here we have pheasants for ever.. Make contacts in the natural resources community.

    At least here in Wisconsin, education and ability play little role in getting a job in the field. It's more who you know.
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    ill keep that in mind this summer
    Taking photos of CP's in the wild would be GREAT

    Cheers

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    My local community college has a horticulture program that prepares you for work in a greenhouse and teaches you the ups and downs up green/shade/hoop houses as well as gets down all of the biology and starts plant identification.

    If you're looking in to doing it for a profit, then you'll need to combine the horticultural practices required for growing them, the greenhouse maintainance part, and BUSINESS. For a start, taking bio in highschool as much as possible is a good thing, and see if you get get a job or internship at a local nursery.
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    There is a ton of opportunity in the field of Horticulture. I am a senior at the University of Florida majoring in Environmental Horticulture with an emphasis on nursery management. The department says that there are 9 job opportunities for every graduating senior. With a horticulture degree you can pursue nearly any career in the field. You get to learn a huge variety of things from marketing horticultural crops to learning how to do tissue culture. After I graduate I plan to work at a tissue culture firm managing the nursery. Hopefully one that grows carnivorous plants, like Agri-Starts. You just have to pick something that you are passionate and love. Working with plants, especially with CP's is very rewarding. Talk to your schools adviser to see what colleges in your area have a good horticulture department and start from there. See if you can get a tour and meet some people in the department.
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    Thats what im trying to do is get a job at a Nursury...

    Im sure being a Moderator at a Plant forum would look some what good to get a job to start with wouldnt it?

    Their are a few collages that have Nursury Management Programs I am taking Buisness Law (i think thats the class) Next year..

    cheers

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    I have fingers crossed to study hort at Kew myself Good luck, and I can tell you from my limited experience in the field that it is highly rewarding (makes me warm and fuzzy inside!). Depending on the types of observation you'd want to make, basic knowledge in ecology would prove highly useful and interesting, because we are talking about CPs - some of the most interesting plants on our Earth! - after all. If you read any of Dr. Charles Clarke's books on Nepenthes, you'll know exactly what I mean.

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    Quote[/b] (shokuchuu @ April 03 2006,7:09)]I have fingers crossed to study hort at Kew myself
    Now that sounds like heaven on earth!
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