Infographic: 2020 – International Year of Plant Health

13.01.2020 by Kristine Spure

This year, join the United Nations in celebrating 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. There are 391,000 species of vascular plants currently known to science. By protecting plant health, we protect the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the environment that surrounds us. Simply put – by choosing to protect plant health, we protect life as we know it. 

As an individual, you can help protect the world’s crops, forests, gardens, and landscapes against invasive pests by gardening more. The latest stats show that younger households have reached an all-time high in gardening participation, with 18 to 34-year-olds now occupying 29% of all gardening households in the U.S.

Gardening has also been known to have numerous health benefits, like reducing stress, providing an extra dose of physical activity, and being present. So, make this year count and see if you can find your green thumb! 

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