18 May 2019: 5th International Fascination of Plants Day

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Scientists, students, companies and farmers across the world celebrate the 5th Fascination of Plants Day around the 18th May – enjoy the events!

This year’s Fascination of Plants Day, a plant scientists’ initiative, has been adopted by 47 countries worldwide. All information about this initiative can be accessed via www.plantday18may.org and is supported world-wide by a network of National Coordinators who promote and disseminate activities to be held within their countries.

A variety of plant-related outreach activities for all interested people from children to seniors are being offered by scientific institutions, universities, botanic gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, who will open their doors for you to enjoy the interactive events.

This special day will put the fascinating world of plants in the spotlight: numerous activities on and around the Fascination of Plants Day, under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO — www.epsoweb.org) and the Global Plant Council, will plant virtual and constantly germinating seeds in the collective mind of the World Public recalling that plant science is of critical significance to the social, environmental and economic landscape now and in future.

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Website and activities in Switzerland in 2019