The eXcrement factor

How did dung change world history and what can we learn from studying animal droppings? A talk at the Chelsea Physic Garden ...

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“Getting rid of waste products is the one thing that all animals do almost from the instant they are born until they die. On the surface of the Earth a truly enormous amount of excrement is deposited every single day. The question is, where does it all go? How did dung change world history and what can we learn from studying animal droppings?”

Talk by Dr. George McGavin, naturalist and broadcaster, at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London on April 7 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

“Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. This walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants and it became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world.”

Tickets cost £17 and are available from the Chelsea Physic Garden’s website.

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