Crops

The intentional modification of plants in order to use them as food or raw material has shaped our culture for over 10,000 years. The needs that define our breeding objects, as well as our breeding objectives, replace the biological selection pressure.
Through our understanding of biological processes, the resulting possibilities to change them and the associated responsibility for future generations, the question arises, which handling of crop plants we feel is desirable? Which needs are decisive for us? How do these needs and the principles that are inherent in biological processes, such as mutation and evolution and their systemic dependencies, come together? Who takes over which tasks in the implementation in our society?

In Juli and August 2019, we held two workshops on the topic of crops at the Vern e.V., which where conceptualised by Stefan Schwabe and Jannis Hülsen.

Workshop / Phase 1

Introduction I
Welcome and round of introductions

Workshop / Phase 2

Introduction II
Greenhouse as experience space, tasting and analysis of plants

Workshop / Phase 3

Information
Science communication and experimentation

Workshop / Phase 4

Hands-on
Interaction in the garden and preparation of tomato seeds

Workshop / Phase 5

Making
Development of stories and prototypes

Research / Visit

AG Kogel
Die Arbeitsgruppe Kogel arbeitet u.a. an der gentechnischen Veränderung von Gerste, um das Immunsystem der Pflanze zur Abwehr gegen Krankheitserreger zu stärken.

Research / Visit

AG Prüfer
Die Arbeitsgruppe Prüfer arbeitet unter anderem an der Nutzbarmachung von Löwenzahn zur Produktion von Kautschuk.

Research / Visit

Loik AG
Die Loick AG stellt biologisch abbaubare Kunststoffprodukte auf Basis von Maisstärke her und erzeugt Energie aus Biomasse.

Research / Visit

Vern e.V.
Verein für die Erhaltung und Rekultivierung von Nutzpflanzen in Brandenburg

Research / Web

Imaginäre Pflanzen aus dem Internet
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