Press Review Archive 2012

18 May 2012 | Facts and Figures by 18.05.2012

A global review of the Fascination of Plants Day 2012

18 May 2012 | is the First International "Fascination of Plants Day"

Press release with facts and figures on the FoPD

09 May 2012 | is a french community website aimed at policy makers of agricultural matters (in French)

02 May 2012 | ABC Rural (Australia): Fascination of Plants Day, 18 May 2012, interview with Arwen Cross (ACPFG) ...

24 March 2012 | Chile se suma al "Día internacional de la fascinación por las plantas"

22 March 2012 | CGNA organiza celebración del "Día Internacional de la Fascinación por las Plantas" en Chile

20 March 2012 | Ecsite e-news: Fascination of Plants Day, 18 May 2012, globally

16 March 2012 | Chile will join the "Fascination of Plants Day"

02 Feb 2012 | EMBO Encounters article on Fascination of Plants Day

EMBO encounters Issue 20 Page 12


calls to join the "Fascination of Plants Day"
read full article

24 Nov 2011 | ISHS meets EPSO

Jozef Van Asche, Executive Director of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and Karin Metzlaff, Executive Director of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO), met at the EPSO office in Brussels on 19 October to get to know the two societies and discuss how to best collaborate.
read full article

24 Nov2011 | Heard it through the grapevine

Inga Vesper (Research Europe) asked Karin Metzlaff, how she has managed to launch this global initiative just by spreading the word.
read full article

11 Nov 2011 | Research Europe Today

First Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2012
Tania Rabesandratana
Twenty-seven countries have agreed to take part in the first “Fascination of Plants Day” on 18 May 2012. Over 60 universities, botanical gardens and museums will organise public activities on themes including plant science, agriculture, gardening, forestry, plant breeding, conservation and biodiversity. So far 24 European countries plus Australia, New Zealand and Japan have joined. The event is organised by the European Plant Science Organisation, a lobby of plant science organisations in Brussels.
Fascination of Plants Day announcement (PDF)

04 Nov 2011 | EUROFOREST Portal

The European Forest Information Portal (EUROFOREST) propagates The Fascination of Plants Day

May 18, 2012, will be the First International "Fascination of Plants Day"

Press release .pdf version

The official and public launch of the Fascination of Plants Day will be
November 10, 2011, 7 a.m. Central European Time.
You will find all international and relevant articles, weblinks, and broadcasts which report on this initiative at this site!