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Botanical Garden of the University Vienna

The Botanical Garden of the University Vienna was founded in 1754 as a Hortus Medicus and is today a core facility of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Education, research and collecting of species are the main goals of the garden, as well as raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity and ex-situ protection of species. Their mission for the BigPicnic project is to embed the term Food Security in the public consciousness, and raise awareness of and interest in the origin of our food in order to achieve a change of lifestyle. To broaden their audiences, senior citizens and their grandchildren (primary school), university students, and young adults (14-25) will be their main target groups for engagement.

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