4th international Fascination of Plants Day 2017

ISHS Secretariat
4th international Fascination of Plants Day 2017

The 4th international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2017 http://www.plantday.org/ on May 18th 2017 will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO)

The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.

Everybody is welcome to join this initiative!

You are invited to organize a fascinating activity related to plants attracting and interacting with the public. The goal is to break the record of 1000 events you organized in 2013. May 18th 2017 will be the Fascination of Plants Day itself and most events will be organised for this day. In addition, where this is not suitable, events will be organised throughout May 2017 (and even throughout the year 2017). Just contact your national coordinator (find at www.plantday.org > countries > your country > your NC contact details on right top) or the EPSO Coordinators via epso@epsomail.org to discuss and get hints for using the Fascination of Plants Day.

The Fascination of Plants Day corporate design can be downloaded for free at the "PR-toolbox" on www.plantday.org to be used to prepare, hold and report on this day, see "Main Menu".

We invite many others to join in, ranging from schools to horticulture and anyone who feels to have a suited contribution to this initiative. Many plant science institutions, universities, schools, botanical gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, have opened their doors at the Fascination of Plants Day 2012, 2013 and 2015 with a variety of plant-based events for all the family - just look at the "Success Story" links in the given countries by clicking "Countries". Again, the media are invited to join in, and scientists, farmers, politicians and industrialists will discuss with them and present the latest state-of-the-art research and breakthroughs in the plant science world and explore all of the new potential applications plant science can offer. The Fascination of Plants Day will be backed up by a range of events in public spaces, theatres, cafes, central city squares and parks designed to get everyone thinking about plants.

We invite you to join the communication about the Fascination of Plants day via social media using #PlantDay

fascination of plants
May 18th 2017
General Interest