The secret escapes, Botany is interesting

The Phytophactor has a post on the appeal of Botany, and it’s something that needs saying. Plants are interesting, but your typical school student has little way of finding that out. He does point to a solution though, using plants in class to explore basic biology. In an era when Health & Safety and litigation are important factors in class planning, plants offer an opportunity to do science, rather than just watch someone else do it.