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 […]

Vol 6.10

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, […]

Vol 6.9

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 […]

Vol 6.8

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 […]

Vol 6.7

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER: This month we take a short look back at special award made in 2013 by the IPS Board. We present a hot-off-the-press book by one of our members, and we also talk a bit about an old book. Flashback! In 2013, a special award was given to Jeff and Suchin Marcus of Floribunda Palms, Hawai’i, […]

Vol 6.6

JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER: The Newsletter this month was exciting to prepare, with lots of cool pictures from the Biennial in Colombia. It was hard to select which pictures to share! IPS Biennial: Colombia View This Newsletter

Vol 6.5

MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER: This month: Botanical Garden Congress in Poland and 200th anniversary of the host garden! Also a short note about palm oil. The IPS Biennial in Colombia is happening later this month; send us your stories, photos and comments on it. We might publish them (if you want), but also we would like to have feedback about […]

Vol 6.4

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER: This month: Sad news, the passing of a beloved IPS member. Also, some Palm Facts, Palm Art, and information for the 2022 IPS Biennial meeting. Passing of Ralph Velez We are deeply saddened to inform you that Ralph Velez, one of our longestserving members, passed away on April 24th, 2018, in a hospice in Orange […]