Plants really are fascinating, but we take them for granted in our daily lives. Whether you’re sitting on a wooden chair, reading a book, or eating a banana you’re using a plant product!
To celebrate plants you can participate in Fascination of Plants Day. It’s an international event on May 18, 2012.
Plant science can contribute to agriculture, sustainable food production, conservation, horticulture, forestry, paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals.
Fascination of plants day is being organised by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).
In Australia, the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics is organising a national video competition for Fascination of Plants Day.