International “Fascination of Plants Day”– a global celebration of plants for May 2024!
The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) jointly with over 60 National Coordinators across the globe proudly announce the launch of the seventh edition of the Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD), scheduled to take place on and around May 18, 2024. A celebration of the captivating world of plants, FoPD invites individuals of all ages to engage in plant-based interactive events and activities organised by scientific institutions, universities, botanical gardens, museums, schools, farmers, and companies worldwide.
Since its inception in 2012, Fascination of Plants Day has gained growing global acclaim, with over 800 events held in more than 50 countries during the last edition in 2022. Working with National Coordinators and hundreds of plant enthusiast as event organisers in participating countries, this coordinated effort serves as a testament to the enduring significance of plant science in addressing social, environmental, and economic challenges. FoPD aims to sow virtual seeds in the collective consciousness, emphasising the critical role of plant science in shaping the present and future of our planet, addressing Food and Nutritional Security, environmental sustainability, biodiversity, human health etc.