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October

The Big Botanical Draw

27th October, 11:00 - 15:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ United Kingdom + Google Map
The Big Botanical Draw

For both children and adults.   Part of The Big Draw www.thebigdraw.org Come and draw anything and everything botanical using various media led by the artist Julie Sullock. You can make rubbings of fungi, seeds and leaves, contribute to the longest botanical drawing in the world (probably) using the SLBI garden as inspiration, and have an opportunity for a closer look through a microscope. Adults and children can draw from a still life with fungi,  ferns & seeds. Your work…

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Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Forage *

28th October, 14:30 - 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Forage *

An afternoon at the amazingTower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London's most urban woodland.  : A foraging walk, with a nature walk thrown in: Course leader Ken Greenway (Cemetery Park Manager) will introduce you to the edible plants (such as, honesty roots and the spicy leaves of Lady’s Smock) as well as trees in this wild haven along with a few of the insects and animals that share it. This is  the most fertile and diverse square mile of the city, Ken Greenway,…

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Introduction to Permaculture

30th October, 18:30 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture Permaculture is an ethical design system, based on ecological principles, that creates sustainable and regenerative human habitats by following nature's patterns. This evening will introduce it's core ethics, principles and design tools focusing in particular on it's relevance to horticulture and individual and community collaboration. We will look at where you can see permaculture applied at Permaculture Learning and Demonstration sites around London and we will also consider how attendees can apply permaculture in their own lives. Speaker: Susannah Hall: Susannah…

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November

Women who collect and describe plants – a global analysis, 1753 – 2018

1st November, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ United Kingdom + Google Map
Women who collect and describe plants – a global analysis, 1753 – 2018

A leading researcher at Kew, Maria, will help us understand women's scientific legacy in her analysis of species author gender in the International Plant Names Index and the shocking inequality between female and male scientists.  She will also look at the current situation and possible future changes for female botanists. No booking necessary Members £0  / £5 non-members Dr Maria S. Vorontsova, Royal Botanic Garden Kew

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Herbal Heroes

3rd November, 10:30 - 13:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Herbal Heroes

Herbs have been revered throughout history for their curative, medicinal, culinary, fragrant and magical properties! In this practical and informative workshop we shall explore many well-known herbs, rediscover their folklore, history, properties and varied uses in food, health and beauty. During the session you will create three herb-inspired botanical blends: one for culinary use and two for beauty, using a variety of fresh and dried herbs and essential oils. Includes notes, materials, and three finished herbal products to take home…

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Fungi Foray

4th November, 10:30 - 12:30
Mitcham Junction Rail Station, Mitcham Junction Rail Station
London, CR4 4HN United Kingdom
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Fungi Foray

Explore the assorted fungi on Mitcham Common. Meet at Mitcham Junction car park. Bring a hand lens if possible and wear sturdy shoes. Beginners welcome. No booking necessary. Fabrice Boltho    £5 on day

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Fungi ID for Beginners

5th November, 17:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Fungi ID for Beginners

Get started exploring the diversity of fungi to be found in South London's woods and commons this Autumn at our weekly identification sessions. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to bring their finds and share their knowledge. Drop-in at any time from 5 - 8pm. Show and tell/talk on ecology and identification from 7 - 7.30 each week. No booking necessary. Fabrice Boltho  £5 per session or £35 for the season.

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Plant Drawing Evening

9th November, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Plant Drawing Evening

Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers and other plant materials. Beginners and experts welcome. Please bring arts materials if you have them and refreshments to share. No booking necessary. Helen Firminger    £5 per session

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Tonics and Teas

11th November, 14:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Tonics and Teas

Tonics and teas have long been hailed as remedies for all manner of ailments and illnesses, and for their amazing health benefits. In this session you’ll learn to make drinks to fight colds, balance your gut flora, boost your immune system, and feel ready to take on the world. The workshop will include tasting, demos and hands-on making, covering the following local and seasonally-inspired health-giving tipples and you’ll leave with your own ginger beer starter to take home. A sample…

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Painting in Botanical Art – Beginners

17th November, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Painting in Botanical Art – Beginners

This workshop will be an excellent introduction to botanical illustration using watercolour and is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who hae some basic drawing and painting experience.  It will include: Exploring colour theory with an introduction to the colour wheel, mixing colours to achieve observed colours, using complementary contrasts to good effect, experimenting with shades of greens and greys and understandingbthe use of white in watercolour. Jo Roberts, http://www.obscurewonders.com Booking essential £35 members/£40 non-members

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