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1: Plants in our Lives

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    Learning objectives

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Define horticulture and describe its disciplines and sub-specialities.
    • Apply the principles of experimental design to your own experiments in this course and in daily life.
    • Use biological language to describe the parts of the above-and below-ground plants parts that contribute to your diet.

    In Chapter 1, you’ll discover what horticulture is and how it relates to other disciplines that involve the cultivation of plants, and take a deep dive into the different types of scientific experimentation. Then you’ll explore some of the plant parts that you eat, so you can start thinking about the plants that are all around us and how we use them in our daily lives.

     

    Thumbnail: Plants contribute to our lives in countless ways: from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear, from the structures we build to the flowers we grow in our gardens. David Mark. Pixabay license


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