THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WITH HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS

B.-H. Kwack
Horticultural practices produce a range of products that are of considerable value to humankind. These include fresh and processed products from fruit and vegetable crops which provide essential food, and minerals and vitamins that are critical to human nutrition. These food products can counter the many negative factors that are impacting on human life from pollution, stress and lack of exercise. Horticultural practices and products can also provide beauty and tranquillity through the involvement of people with both public and private gardens. Increasingly, the existence of gardens and active involvement in gardening is also being shown to provide important therapy for handicapped and disabled people. Studies are showing that it is very important for young people to be exposed to the importance of horticulture from an early age so that they develop positive life-long attitudes and high awareness of the importance of horticultural practices and products in their own well-being. Overall, horticulture can provide many benefits that counter the negative aspects that are arising in modern, industrialised societies where Nature is increasingly being disrupted.
Kwack, B.-H. (2007). THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WITH HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS. Acta Hortic. 762, 17-22
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.762.1
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.762.1
horticultural practices and products, natural or unnatural situation, oxygen free radicals, antioxidants, human health, education and welfare
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Acta Horticulturae