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Fascination of Plant Day Success Stories 2017

Plants Celebrated on All Continentsimage

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On 18 May 2017, the International Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) was organised for the fourth time under the umbrella of the 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!

Since the first edition in 2012, the Fascination of Plants Day has been turning the world green as plant enthusiasts have organized events that demonstrate their passion for the amazing world of plants to the public in an interactive way.

Over 1000 events in 52 countries

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.

Many plant science institutions, universities, botanical gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, opened their doors with a variety of interactive plant-based events for all the family.

This document contains a selection of just a few of the many success stories from around the world.  Much more can found on the national pages at www.plantday.org.

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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.