The German Society for the other succulents (Fachgesellschaft andere Sukkulenten e.V.), FGaS, was founded in Leipzig in 1990. The aim of the society is to tackle scientific questions in the field of Succulents, except cacti, the development of methods to cultivate the plants successfully and to promote knowledge about the taxonomy, cultural needs and propagation of these plants. Further information (membership, annual meeting,…) are available form the FGaS website.
The society publishes the quaterly journal “Avonia” (formerly “Die anderen Sukkulenten”) available for members only, and a free newsletter “Avonia-News” then “Sukkulenten” which is avalable from the FGaS website (→ Downloads) or below.