A mission to make Wayanad bloom – Pooppoli, the annual flower show The fascinating fabrication of flowers “POOPPOLI” was started in 2014 and has been going strong as an annual event to date. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature” was the spirit the programme organised by KAU in association with other societies and various government organisations took pride to uphold. The programme sensitises the farmers on the vast commercial potential for Horticulture and Floriculture in the district. The perfect weather, cool breeze, the splashing green grass and mind blowing beautiful flowers are the ingredients for a perfect flower show and RARS, Ambalavayal is richly bestowed with that. Aimed at imparting the latest agriculture techniques by agricultural experts through seminars and training conducted throughout the programme, the flori fest adds a lot of educational value to the entertainments offered. The expo, participated by different research organisations, state departments, commodity boards and institution are complemented by an enormous display of flowers extended over ten acres. The rare collections include a two-acre rose garden, two-acre gladiolus garden, a three-acre dahlia garden, gerbera garden, sun garden, moon garden and a vast collection of ornamental birds. The stalls housed nursery units from different station demonstrating a vast collection of ornamental plants, fruit trees and planting materials including rare collections. Cultural evenings, food festival and joy rides in the children’s park are the other attractions of the event. The 2016 version of flower show was accompanied by an International Symposium on Succulents and other Ornamentals under the auspices of ISHS and the 2017 version was accompanied by a technology week imparting training to farmers on various subjects in agriculture.
The ever increasing displays and training of Pooppoli appeared again in 2018 January with even more colours.