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Fascination of Plants Day

The goal of of the Fascination of Plants Day 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 sustainability 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 is also a key message.

Four official Fascination of Plants Days have already taken place in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017, with thousands of events taking place across the world.  The event takes place every two years, however events are encouraged on the non-offical years too.  

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Fascination of Plants Day 2017

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4th international Fascination of Plants Day  took place around the world in 52 countries around 18th May with over 830 interactive events celebrating the fascination and manifold uses of plants for food and nutritional security, paper, medicine, chemicals, energy and enjoyable landscapes.  Thousands of people attended events and interacted online using #PlantDay.

In total 52 countries around the globe opened their doors in order to stir up people’s enthusiasm about plants and their importance for sustainable production of food, horticulture, forestry, as well as the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

 
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Fascination of Plants Day 2015

On 18 May 2015, the International Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) was organised for the third time under the umbrella of European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). We are very proud to announce that the event was a big success with participants from all continents and cultures joining the initiative to get the world fascinated by plants! From Bosnia to Bolivia, from South Africa to South Korea, FoPD 2015 truly united a global research community and engaged the public with plant science on an unprecedented scale.

This document contains a selection of just a few of the many success stories from around the world.

Read the Success Stories

 

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EPSO is an independent academic organisation currently representing 61 institutional members bringing together more than 204 research institutes, departments and universities from 29 countries in Europe and beyond.