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.
Fascination of Plants Day 2022 – Over 358 events available and more to come! Find your event to attend or organise one
For 2022, 56 countries joined the 6th edition of the worldwide event Fascination of Plants Day to offer over 358 plant-based outreach activities for all interested people from toddlers to grandparents. More events will come as they can be organized six months around its peak on 18 May 2022. All information about this plant […]
In Slovakia the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic will take the patronage (bulwark) of the Fascination of Plant’s Day. Also, in Czech Republic, the Minister of Agriculture, Ing. Zdeněk Nekula, is supporting Fascination of Plants Day 2022. Congratulations to both countries and their National Coordinators for these patronages! Last FoPD […]
InnCoCells: an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project developing safe and sustainable plant‑derived cosmetic ingredients with scientifically proven effects
Cosmetics have been used for thousands of years and many early cosmetics were naturally occurring minerals or extracts from plants, such as castor oil and rose water. More recently, synthetic cosmetic ingredients have become more popular, but these are derived from petrochemical sources and come at a huge environmental cost. Another problem in the cosmetic […]
Fascination of Plants Day 2022 is officially launched! Join us by organizing interactive events engaging the public around the 18 May 2022 or as a participant
The fascinating world of plants will be once more in the spotlight thanks to the celebration of the sixth Fascination of Plants Day on and around May 18th 2022. This coordinated activity aims to plant virtual and constantly germinating seeds in the collective mind of people, recalling that plant science is of critical significance to […]
On 18 May 2021, several succesfull scientist from five different universities presented their studies on broadrange of plant science from plant genome editing tools to phylogeograpical studies to capture attention of students on plant science. A virtual tour of Ege University Botanical Garden was also included to fascinate atendees with plants. Access the event: https://biyoloji.ege.edu.tr/h-11144/plants_day_(18_mayis_2021).html […]
On 18 May 2021, you could follow the presentation ‘Take a seed” by Plantum. Programma Planten zijn de basis van ons leven. Het is fascinerend hoe we steeds meer te weten komen hoe ze functioneren en hoe ze ons ten dienste staan. Innovatie rond planten levert ook veel vragen op. Daarom voelt talkshowhost Jeroen Pauw […]