(noun) A system of growing crops with hand-held tools such as a hoe or digging stick instead of draft animals or machine powered tools.
Example: Slashing and burning.
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- A horticultural society depends on growing plants to meet their food needs.
- Horticulture is a primary subsistence strategy along with agriculture; hunting and gathering; industrialism; pastoralism; and slash-and-burn.
- Also called small-scale agriculture.
- A specialist in horticulture is a (noun) horticulturist and studies (adjective) horticultural topics.
- Ecological and Environmental Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “horticulture” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- cultural ecology
- cultural environment
- hunting and gathering
- physical environment
- slash and burn
- subsistence strategy
How to Cite the Definition of Horticulture
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “horticulture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
horticulture. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “horticulture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“horticulture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/>.