Strong initiatives from the International Society for Horticultural Science

Students, postdocs and young scientists to the age of 35 are encouraged to join the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) as aims to understand young minds in horticulture. Two of their most recent initiatives are now open for input.

Young people in horticulture questionnaire

The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) aims at understanding the motivations, expectations and impediments of young people to pursue horticultural careers and to become a member of our Society.

Harnessing the opinions and perception of potential new horticulturists is essential to ensure that their voices are taken seriously when identifying and implementing future requirements.

Students, postdocs and young scientists (max. 35 years of age) are invited to participate in an online questionnaire aimed at capturing YOUR voice in relation to professional careers in the horticultural sector and ISHS membership.

Twenty respondents will receive a one-year of free ISHS membership and ten respondents will receive a tablet computer.

Winners will be selected randomly from all eligible entries (only one entry per person is allowed) and they will be notified by email prior to 31/12/2017. The ISHS questionnaire is accessible online between October 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017

Participate in the survey HERE.

Young Minds Ideas Contest

Another great initiative of the ISHS is their Ideas Contest.

The aim of the contest is to capture creative and forward-directed ideas and thoughts to develop in strong consonance with you some inventive promotional material that encapsulates the many exciting opportunities in horticultural sciences and in engaging with our Society.

Students, postdocs and young scientists (age limit of 35 years) from all over the globe are invited to provide an eye-catching and inspirational video clip of less than 5 minutes to demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • the attraction, beauty and diversity of horticultural sciences;
  • your motivation, interest and curiosity towards horticultural sciences;
  • the richness of career opportunities in horticultural sciences;
  • potential benefits of being a member of the ISHS.

The ISHS Ideas Contest is running from October 1, 2016 until July 31, 2017.

For more information visit