The mission of the International People Plant Council (IPPC), an international group of various individuals and professions, is to document and communicate the effect that plants have on human well-being and improved life-quality. It is carried out through a three-part strategy focusing on the psychological, sociological, physiological, economic, and environmental effects of plants on people:
Communication – maintaining an interdisciplinary network among researchers, funders, users, and Council affiliates.
Research – encouraging cooperative efforts to identify research priorities and establish interdisciplinary research methodologies
Public awareness – encouraging the use of horticulture for enhanced life-quality based on research findings
Examples of the uses are to serve as a conduit to distribute information through
- Electronic newsletter
- Current Research
- How to information
- Blog Posts
- The ‘theoretical foundations, and practical applications’ of People-Plant research.
- The nature and appropriateness of People-Plant education.
- How to fulfill our ethical and social responsibilities.
- Help and/or advice from broader cross section of disciplines than is represented with any one area of education, research or practice.