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The political plant - interactive tour of the tropical greenhouse in Witzenhausen

Interactive guided tour: "The political plant". Discover exciting connections with political processes in the present and past - from avocado, banana, cinchona bark, cocoa and stevia. With B.Sc. Tony Lindenau, WeltGarten Witzenhausen.

Do you believe that plants are political? Whether the answer is yes or no, it's worth getting to the bottom of the question. The title "The political plant" as a word mark is exemplary for the fact that ecosystems, wild and cultivated plants are equally subject to political considerations, conflicts and legislation. During the tour, you will learn about examples from the tropics. We will look at where the water for our avocados comes from, what soft drinks have to do with biopiracy and why tree bark can sometimes have military significance. We discuss human rights, fairness, our consumption and politics. And together we will consider what this information means for our future.
Speaker Tony Lindenau, WeltGarten Witzenhausen, developed and tested this event as part of his bachelor's thesis.

No advance booking required. Admission €5 (students free).

 

Further information
Tropengewächshaus University of Kassel
Steinstraße 19, 37213 Witzenhausen
Tel.: 05542-981231 Email: tropengewaechshaus[at]uni-kassel[dot]de
Homepage: www.tropengewaechshaus.de

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