Webinar – The Palms of Cuba with Paul Craft

The International Palm Society held it’s second free webinar last week. Over 200 people registered to listen in on The Palms of Cuba with Paul Craft. Paul Craft is a horticultural consultant with over 40 years of experience in the nursery, landscaping, and landscape design industry. Palms are his passion, having worked with over 1500 species […]

Webinar – Designing with Palms with Jason Dewees

Last week The International Palm Society invited you to our first free webinar. Over 150 people registered to listen in as palm expert Jason Dewees presented a slide talk about designing gardens with palms, showing examples of spectacular, well-designed landscapes from Hawai’i, California, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, all beautifully photographed by Caitlin Atkinson. If you […]

#GivingTuesday

The IPS supports palm education, research and conservation. Through grants to individuals from the Endowment Fund, the IPS furthers education and research-based conservation. You can read about some of our grant recipients by clicking here. #GivingTuesday While the IPS runs fundraising all year, #GivingTuesday is a special one for us. #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing […]

Palms of Vietnam – A Video Journey

In 2016 myself and my Vietnamese collaborator, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Dung, received a grant from the International Palm Society. Part of the grant was to record one of our palm collecting trips along the Ho Chi Minh Highway in Vietnam. This relatively recent highway connects Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in […]

November 2018 Newsletter

Industrialization has swept aside traditional manufacturing of many products, especially those made from fibers. Non-biodegradable synthetic fibers often have lower production costs, but with the increase of plastic waste, the use of more environmentally-friendly, natural materials may increase in the coming years. This month, we highlight fibers from American palms! Piassava Vegetable fibers, such as sisal, can be a source […]

October 2018 Newsletter

Hello, fellow IPSers! This month we have a note about Red Palm Weevil in Spain. Red Palm Weevil in Spain Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Red Palm Weevil) is a species of weevil that has been attacking palms in southern Spain since at least 1995, when it was detected in Andalucía, a southern region in Spain. It causes the death of palms […]

September 2018 Newsletter

Gardens, whether public or private, are museums: all of them are a part of our cultural and biological heritage. This month we share some comments reminding us of the importance of our gardens. Threats to the collections! A tragedy occurred in the National Museum of Brazil on September 2nd, reminding us that collections face threats (in this case, […]