Ok, so I've decided to try and get as much education as I can about the field I chose to work in. I can't find any good courses at any schools nearby, so I went to the internet. What I found was this........... The Institute of Gardening Home Study Course. It's supposed to take about a year to complete, and costs around $640. It also says that this course would prepare and allow you to sit for the Royal Horticultural Society test. What I want to know is....... 1. Are home study courses in horticulture worth it? 2. Could I get the same amount of education by just buying books and reading alot? 3. Am I wasting my time learing about horticulture if I'm just mowing lawns right now? I'd love to try this, but I'm not sure if it's worth the money. Thanks............in advance as usual.