Hyères update 2

We were was most grateful to Sylvain Teysseire when he kindly offered to help Christian Houël host the 2022 PSI conference at Hyères in the South of France. So it was a terrible shock to hear of the freak storm that hit Hyères a few days ago, causing extensive damage to his greenhouses and stock of plants. It also inflicted significant damage on Christian’s National Collection of Passiflora which Sylvain was hosting.

All members of PSI will wish to extend their sympathy to both of them and, those who can, their readiness to help put them back on their feet – more on this in due course.

Despite this setback, the PSI conference will go ahead at Hyères from 21st to 23rd October substantially as planned, although some modification of times and places on the Saturday may be called for once the extent of the damage has been fully assessed.

Although booking is now officially closed, places are still available, but please do book as soon as you can here – otherwise there may not be room for you at the restaurants or on the buses !

First published on 23 August, 2022.