The UK Government recently announced that they are cutting
funding for over 5000 further education courses due to poor attendance
numbers. You could think that these courses are being cut because they
are niche courses, but they include courses such as hair dressing,
agriculture, horticulture, performing arts, cooking and horse care. In
the modern world, we still need the people who are able to grow our
crops and tend to our plants. We still need people who are knowledgeable
about animals and their care.
We are running out of specialists and scientists who recognise plants. This has serious implications for the world and our environment.