Fascination of Plants Day covers all plant related topics including basic plant science, agriculture, horticulture & gardening, forestry, plant breeding, plant protection, food & nutrition, environmental conservation, climate change mitigation, smart bioproducts, biodiversity, sustainability, renewable resources, plant science education & art.
Launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO—www.epsoweb.org), Brussels, the third international FoPD will be held on May 18th 2015. This follows up on the success of the first event which took place in 2012 and the second in 2013 for which over 689 institutions from more than 54 countries world-wide organized over 1000 events attracting many thousands people.
FoPD has been adopted by more than 26 countries worldwide and the number is growing. All information about this initiative can be accessed at www.plantday.org and is supported by a network of national coordinators who voluntarily promote and disseminate the activities within their countries. A large number of scientific institutions, universities, botanical gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, have already announced that they will open their doors, with a variety of plant-based events for all interested people from toddlers to grandparents.
FoPD supporters actively communicate and coordinate with the media, scientists, farmers, politicians and industrialists to encourage them to present the latest state-of-the-art breakthroughs in the plant science world and explore all of the new potential applications plant sciences can offer.