Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia
The Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia (BBGK) is dedicated to both ex situ and in situ conservation of native plants of Greece and the Balkans, with the aim of developing species-specific propagation and cultivation methods that can be used for the sustainable exploitation of Important Plant Species and their possible reintroductions into the wild. BBGK raises the public’s environmental awareness of their native plants by organizing activities and projects for citizens and schools. For the BigPicnic project, BBGK seeks to raise public awareness of Greek native and/or endemic species with special nutritional properties that are not broadly used or exploited. Their target audiences cover a range of people responsible for preparing food for others, including parents, nutritionists, physicians, policy makers, and industry.