The sixth 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 one little seed, planted into soil, many green lives can arise – from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet. Plant biologists estimate the total number of plant species roughly to be about 250,000. On the back of this coordinated activity we hope to plant again many virtual and constantly germinating seeds in the collective mind of the European and World Public that plant science is of critical significance to the social and environmental landscape now and in future.
2022 SusCrop ERA-Net video contest on sustainable crop production – deadline extended till 18 December!
National funders in the European Research Area Network on Sustainable Crop Production (SusCrop ERA-net) opened the video contest on ‘what sustainable crop production means to you?’ on the occasion of the Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) 2022. The contest is open to EVERYBODY across the world under the following four categories: School children & students […]
Photo credit: Stephen Bornemann Our partner from England, Norwich Research Park (Norwich), has welcomed several hundreds of members of the public at their open day entitled “Plants of the Future” on Saturday, 21 May 2022. During the event, “visitors could get involved with hands-on stalls and exhibits, a plant disease trail around the Park, biodiversity […]
In Serbia, twenty events were organized from March to June for Fascination of Plants Day. What is so magical in the world of Nepeta: the scent or looks of flowers? What do plants give us – the benefit of plant in vitro culture? Who can find a flower beautiful and why? A set of events […]
SLU together with the Linnaean center for Plant biology in Uppsala offered various activities about plants for both kids and adults under FoPD 2022
In Uppsala, Fascination of Plants Day 2022 was celebrated in conjunction with the birthday of Linnaeus in the beautiful Linnaeus garden in the city centre. About 6000 visitors took part in an extensive program ranging from dance exhibitions with clothes from the 18th century to tours around the garden with a guide acting as Linnaeus. […]
🙏A huge THANK YOU to Ukraine for joining Fascination of Plants Day 2022👏 Despite dramatic circumstances, the State Dendrological Park «Olexandria», NAS of Ukraine in Bila Tserkva, Municipal Establishment “Kharkiv Humanitarian-Pedagogical Academy” of the Kharkiv Regional Council, Institute of Hydrobiology, NAS of Ukraine and Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics, NAS of Ukraine in Kyiv […]
Czech Republic highlights two workshops organised at the Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR for kids and adults under FoPD 2022
On Saturday, May 21, two workshops took place at the Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR in Czech Republic, as part of the Fascination of Plants Day 2022. The first was for children and the second for adults. The common theme of both of them was a demonstration of growing plants in laboratory conditions. Scroll […]