Newsletters

March 2019

MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER: Did you know that you can support the International Palm Society every time you shop on Amazon? Through Amazon’s charitable giving program, AmazonSmile, you can select the IPS as your designated charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase prices to the IPS. If you shop on Amazon (and don’t we […]

February 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER: This month we present a short note about a prize awarded to women engaged in the oil palm industry in Colombia, which seeks to highlight social aspects of their vocation. Also a note about Fedepalma, the Colombian organization that organizes the award. The Woman Palm-Farmer Every year since 2009, the Colombian Oil […]

January 2019

JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER: Have you ever wanted to see photos of Hyphaene thebaica thriving in a salty desert? Do you want to find out how Pharaohs made use of the doum palm in Ancient Egypt? Or how these palms are used by the Zulu people in South Africa? Do you want to see what Hyphaene […]

December 2018

DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER: This is the last issue of the IPS Newsletter for this year. We thank all our members for their participation in IPS activities this year and for keeping our society alive. Renewed memberships, donations, the IPS Biennial, IPS Forum, and our social media help us to achieve our goal of sharing and cultivating our […]

November 2018

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, […]

October 2018

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 […]

September 2018

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 […]

July 2018

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, […]

May 2018

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 […]