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April

*Chocolate – Talk and Tastings

2nd April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£10.00
*Chocolate – Talk and Tastings

Find out lots more about the cocoa beanThat dark, pleasantly bitter, chemically complex substance we know of as chocolate, bears little resemblance to the pulp surrounded seeds of the cocoa plant from which it is produced.Join Vilma Bharatan to explore the history, its botany and processes involved in its transformation to become either the food of the masses or of the Gods. This distinction depends not only on the beans used and which varietal group it belongs to, but the…

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Introduction to Plant Morphology

5th April, 10:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£40.00 - £45.00
Introduction to Plant Morphology

Flowering Plant AnatomyWhen trying to identify plants using keys, are you confused by botanical terms and can’t quite understand what terms like ligule, phyllary or stipule mean? Worse still, you can’t even find them on your specimen! You will use hand lenses to examine ‘simple’ flowers such as buttercups right through to the ‘dreaded’ grasses. This course will not cover everything you need to know to identify wild plants, but it should help. This course aims to guide you through…

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How to Use Plant Identification Keys

26th April, 10:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£40.00 - £45.00
How to Use Plant Identification Keys

Plant Keys as a toolPicture guides are really useful, when identifying wild plants, however, to get the most out of botanising, learning how to use keys is an essential tool. This course will take the fear out of ‘keying out’. You will be introduced to a range of different keys and their strengths and weaknesses will be explored. Guidance will also be given on how to use hand lenses. Mark Spencer £40 members/£45 non-members

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Cannabidiol: Evidence for its medical uses and current controversies

28th April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Cannabidiol: Evidence for its medical uses and current controversies

Although the application of medical cannabinoid drugs is controversial, it is a part of modern-day medicine. The list of diseases in which cannabinoids are promoted as a treatment is constantly expanding. Cases of significant improvement in patients have been described as anecdotal at best. In this talk, Chandni will outline the current evidence based for cannabidiol and integrate the current public and governmental perspective on cannabidiol. Chandni Hindocha, NIHR/BRC Research Fellow, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, Division of Psychiatry, University College London…

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May

Identifying Wild Plants – 1-6 courses

3rd May, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£50.00 - £250.00
Identifying Wild Plants – 1-6 courses

Introduction and Identification of Common Wild Plant familiesOne of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the cabbage, carrot and rose families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books:…

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Identifying Wild Plants 2

17th May, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 2

Identification skills and practiceOne of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the lily, rush, grass and sedge families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower…

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June

Identifying Wild Plants 3

14th June, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 3

Identification and practice skillsOne of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the pea, mint and figwort families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower Key…

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July

Identifying Wild Plants

5th July, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants

Identifying and Practice skillsOne of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the borage, daisy and carnation families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower Key…

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Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

28th July, 10:00 - 30th July, 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£200.00
Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

3 days of tasters in botany, biology, horticulture and related subjectsAn action packed 3 days for school leavers going on to further education in botany, biology, horticulture or other related subjects giving you a chance to explore Plant Science, Biology and related subjects in new and exciting ways. Take part in hands-on practical workshops using the SLBI's garden, library and herbarium, as well as botanical walks in local urban streets and parks. Sessions will be led by some of the…

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August

Identifying Wild Plants 5

2nd August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 5

Identifying and practice skillsOne of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the goosefoot, dock and willow families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower Key…

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