Today we are delighted to publish our Fascination of Plants Day 2022 Success Stories which provide an insight into the wide range of inspiring events about plants held across the world last year.
The sixth biennial international Fascination of Plants Day was a huge global success with over 800 interactive events across 54 countries engaging thousands of people around plant science and the multiple uses of plants. Scientific institutions, universities, botanical gardens and museums, together with schools, farmers and companies offered a variety of plant-based interactive events and activities for all interested people from toddlers to grandparents.
People took to social media and shared their photos and event stories using the hashtag #PlantDay. As a result, EPSO increased the @PlantDay18May twitter account following to over 4,600 followers. Some Fascination of Plants Day events were carried in outside publications and media, broadcasted on tv and radio, and reported in local and national newspapers.
Many thanks to the over 54 National Coordinators and thousands of enthusiastic event organisers across the globe for engaging people from their local area, city, region and even the entire country in exciting events! This Fascination of Plants Day initiative would not be possible without you. Your efforts made this great success possible.
We also thank the many partners and contributors who helped EPSO engage its broad audience by providing resources to make this success possible: The Global Plant Council (GPC), the International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IACGB), Scientix, the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS), ISHS, Eucarpia, Copa and Cogeca, the Bayer Foundation and wikifarmer.
We invite you to join us in preparing for an even bigger and better Fascination of Plants Day in 2024! Start planning events in your country and keep tweeting about plants. We look forward to seeing you all and your fascinating interactive events in 2024!
Karin Metzlaff, John Fitzgibbon, Przemyslaw Wojtaszek and Trine Hvoslef-Eide
The Global FoPD coordinators
John Fitzgibbon, EPSO Publications Officer
Karin Metzlaff, EPSO Executive Director