Originally published by EPSO in their blog here
The Fascination of Plants Day 2019 Success Stories report has been recently published. Check out this and the Fascination of Plants Day 2019 Success Stories video series for event success stories from each participating country, available at the EPSO YouTube channel.
This year’s biennial international Fascination of Plants Day public engagement initiative was a huge success. For this 5th Fascination of Plants Day there were over 862 events across 51 countries and 5 national patronages.
People also got involved on social media, sharing their photos and event stories using the hashtag #PlantDay. EPSO increased the @PlantDay18May twitter account tweet engagement to 5.305 profile visits and 3.558 followers in May. Some Fascination of Plants Day events were also published in outside publications and media, as well as publicised on tv, newspapers and radio.
Many thanks to the over 56 National Coordinators and thousands of enthusiastic event organisers across the globe for engaging people from their neighborhood, city, region and even the entire country in exciting events! This Fascination of Plants Day initiative would not be possible without you and your efforts have definitely paid off. We also thank the partners and sponsors who helped EPSO engage so many of you and provide resources to make this success possible: the Global Plant Council, ISHS, Eucarpia, CopaCogeca, SPSS, BASF.
We welcome you to join us in preparing for Fascination of Plants Day 2021! Get organizing events in your country and keep tweeting about plants. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!
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