On 17-21 June this year, ISHS and IPS held a symposium Intensive, however Sustainable and responsible Horticulture. 220 representatives from 36 countries participated in the symposium. Numerous delegations came from the USA, Italy, Germany, and Finland. Of course, the most participants represented the organiser of the symposium – the Netherlands. Such exotic countries as Burundi, the Republic of South Africa, Mexico also sent their representatives. The vast majority of participants were scientists, the representatives of international organisations, companies producing peat substrates.