The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
You will find more biological web resources in our Internet Guide - a catalogue of annotated and evaluated internet sites.
The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message. ... [Information of the supplier]
The central aim of Plant Cultures is to convey the richness and complexity of links between Britain and South Asia, through the story of plants and people. It is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the world around them. Britain and the Indian subcontinent have had an immense impact on each other, from the early traders and travellers of the 17th century, to the East India Company and British Empire, and then to independence and population movements in the 20th century. Much of this story is intimately bound up with plants, whether as trade commodities, food, or as subjects for artistic and religious expression. It’s a relationship that continues to be important today. Asian food, medicine, religion, music and film have all had a big impact on Britain’s cultural landscape. The Plant Cultures project covers both the historical and contemporary aspects of Britain and South Asia. Some topics will be familiar – the British Empire, Asian cooking and mehndi (henna painting). Some will be less familiar to many – the ancient traditions of South Asian art and medicine, or the role of sacred plants such as holy basil. The Plant Cultures website brings together a wide range of resources: historic images from museums and libraries, well researched information, contributions from members of the public, and carefully chosen links to other web resources. ... [Information of the supplier]
Ein Projekt des Deutschen Verbandes für Landschaftspflege (DVL) in Kooperation mit dem Landschaftspflegeverband Mittlere Oder und dem Landschaftspflegeverband Südpfalz. Der Aufbau des europaweiten Netzes von geschützten Lebensräumen – Natura 2000 – ist ein wichtiger Meilenstein zur Erhaltung und Entwicklung der biologischen Vielfalt in Europa. Die Ausweisung und Sicherung der FFH- und Vogelschutzgebiete kann aber nicht ohne den dort wirtschaftenden Menschen vorgenommen werden. Denn die Nutzung oder Pflege vieler Flächen ist unabdingbare Voraussetzung für den Erhalt dieser Lebensräume. Notwendig ist deshalb eine enge Zusammenarbeit von Landnutzern, Kommunen und Naturschützern. ... [Information des Anbieters]
Ziel dieser Datenbank ist es, vorhandene Informationen zu alten Obstsorten zur Verfügung zu stellen, damit man a) Entscheidungshilfen hat für die Auswahl und Anpflanzung alter Obstsorten; b) unbekannte Sorten leichter bestimmen kann und c) Hintergrundinformationen über die Herkunft und Entstehung zur Verfügung hat. Mit den Farbtafeln der Obstsortendatenbank haben wir an unserer Streuobstwiese in Lemgo einen Obstsortenlehrpfad errichtet. Ziel ist es über die alten Obstsorten und ihren Wert zu informieren. Projekte dieser Art unterstützen wir. Auf Basis unserer Obstsortentafeln sind bundesweit bereits mehr als 10 Obstsortenlehrpfade errichtet worden. ... [Information des Anbieters]
Imagine a world without colour - imagine a world without plants! Plants colour our window boxes, gardens and natural landscapes. They provide us with inspiration and pleasure. Much more than this they provide our food, medicines, timber and a whole host of natural resources. They provide the oxygen in the air that we breathe and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to regulate the global climate. Please pledge your support - help us send a strong message and act to halt plant extinctions. In the International Year of Biodiversity please support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation! (GSPC) ... [Information of the supplier]
The Botanical Association of Hamburg (Germany) - Botanischer Verein zu Hamburg e. V. - aims to improve the scientific knowledge about the flora of Hamburg, to raise public awareness of the importance of botanical diversity, and to protect the local flora which comprises highly endangered species such as Oenanthe conioides. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
Plantlife is the charity that speaks up for the nation’s wild plants. We work hard to protect them on the ground and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives. Wild plants are essential to life – they clean our air and water, provide food and shelter for our insects, birds and animals and are critical in the fight against climate change. Plantlife carries out practical conservation work, manages nature reserves, influences policy and legislation, runs events and activities that connect people with their local wild plants and works with others to promote their conservation for the benefit of all. Our wild plants have been marginalised and taken for granted for too long. Please help us to protect and conserve them. ... [Information of the supplier]
The database encompasses information for 568 useful plants from the whole world as well as 510 illustrations (as of: 01-2007), accessible via a detailed search mask (Search for: names, family membership, origin and the organ used). The descriptions of the species contain, amongst other things, information about characteristics, contained substances, and uses, in many case also, photographs. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
This website gives an insight into the huge diversity of plants cultivated within Northern Ireland which come from all the corners of the globe, with the emphasis on trees and shrubs rather than herbaceous plants. The trees include those planted in gardens or parks or as wayside amenity plantings, shelter belts etc. Please note it is currently under development and further species and information will be added from time to time. ... [Information of the supplier]
This is a supplement to the Cornell Gardening resources website, and provides Growing Guides and factsheets for flowers and vegetables, as well as tips and techniques for home lawn care. [Information of the supplier, modified]