The seventh international “Fascination of Plants Day” will be launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).
From tiny seeds planted in the soil, an array of wondrous green possibilities can arise – from small herbs to big trees, from decorative flowers to substantial crops which nourish all animals and mankind giving continued life to our amazing planet. Plant biologists estimate the total number of plant species to be approximately 250,000. Through our coordinated plant day campaign across the globe, we hope to nurture many virtual and constantly germinating seeds in the collective minds of the public worldwide with a compelling message that plant science is of critical importance to the social and environmental landscape now and in the future.
In a series of highly productive online sessions, more than 30 National Coordinators for Fascination of Plants Day 2024, and members of the Horizon 2020 InnCoCells project stakeholder group, engaged in comprehensive briefings, setting the stage for an impactful #plantday celebration around 18 May 2024. The five successful virtual gatherings facilitated a healthy exchange of […]
📌For the first time, Denmark will be part of Fascination of Plants Day 🤩 We are pleased to confirm that Sidsel Birkelund Schmidt from the Innovation Centre for Organic Farming in Aarhus will be the National Coordinator for Denmark. We are looking forward to helping Sidsel and colleagues prepare for FoPd 2024 around 18 May […]
We welcome Mirela Cordea as the National Coordinator for Romania from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca and confirmed by Prof. Sonia SOCACI, the EPSO Representative from Romania, thereby increasing the number of countries who confirmed a National Coordinator for FoPD 2024 to 57 🤩
We have received confirmation that Taiwan will for the first time be a part of the seventh Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) around 18 May 2024. Shu-Hsing Wu is the official FoPD National Coordinator from the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica in Taipei. We look forward to working with plant science colleagues […]
We are pleased to report the involvement of Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia in the seventh edition of Fascination of Plants Day. Confirmation of their involvement was received last week and we look forward to working with the National Coordinators in the run-up to the event around 18th May next year.
EPSO will organise briefing sessions for all National Coordinators of the Fascination of Plants Day 2024 on Monday 20th November and Tuesday 21st November. To allow for the global spread of FoPD, these briefing sessions will cover three different time zones. If your country is not yet represented at FoPD 2024 and you would like […]