Which of the following statements best describes the difference between horticultural and agricultural societies?
Horticulture was carried out by more advanced civilizations.
Horticulture destroyed the land, while agriculture preserved the land.
Horticulture focused on growing flowers, while agriculture focused on growing vegetables.
Horticulture used primitive tools, while
agriculture used more advanced technology.
Linguistically the term agriculture comes from the combination of the Latin words agri (field) and cultura (cultivation). Horticulture comes from the combination of the Latin words hortus (garden) and cultura. Cultivating a field vs. [ cultivating a garden. We can see the implications of agriculture's mono-cropping primary succession plant obsession in its very origin. We can also see the
implications of horticulture's diversity of plants and smaller-scale style through its origins. ]
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