The aim of the project is to positivly change horticultural practice to prevent the spread of non-native and invasive plant species. Withnin the project will be created a list of non-native ivasive platn species and simultaneously will be proposed their "safe" alternatives that can replace them. These alternatives will be further cultivated and spread at the expense of invasive species. The project is inspired by successful initiatives from Great Britain (Be plant wise) and Australia (Grow me instead) and try to set up these aproaches in Czech Republic. Part of the project is campaign aimed at the professional and public increasing awarness to this topic.
Project number: QK21020022
Project title: Be plant wise – do not support invasive species
Donor: Ministry of Agriculture
Program: The Programme Environment, Ecosystems and Climate Change
Project coordinator: Forestry and Game Management Research Institute
Responsible person: Ing. Pavlína Máchová Ph.D.
Project partners: The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening (RILOG), Coventry university, Association for the Establishment and Maintenance of Greenery
Project leader of FES: doc. Ing. Kateřina Berchová-Bímová, Ph.D.
Contact person: Ing. Kateřina Mikešová
Project duration: 04/2022 - 4/2024
Total budget: 9 339 539 Kč
Project budget of FES: 5 182 044 Kč