Well over one hundred members of the public visited the APPF as The Plant Accelerator opened its doors on Sunday, 4 May 2014 as participant of Open House Adelaide.

Now in its third year, the Open House Adelaide initiative provides the community with a great opportunity to explore historical buildings and state-of-the-art facilities in Adelaide.

The Plant Accelerator team was delighted to present its high-throughput plant phenotyping infrastructure to the wider community and to highlight how the collaborative research undertaken at the APPF contributes to the development of new and improved crops, healthier food and more sustainable agricultural practices.

The level of interest by the general public in the work being carried out at The Plant Accelerator and the appreciation of the facility itself was fantastic to see and we look forward to participating in this increasingly popular community event again in 2015.

A big thank you to Bettina Berger, Alex Egan, Alex Garcia and Trevor Garnett for hosting these special tours on a Sunday!