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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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Seed Saving Evening

20th November, 18:30 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ United Kingdom + Google Map
Seed Saving Evening

An evening of short talks and a time to share seeds.  With the growing awareness of the benefits of saving seeds, come and join us for this opportunity to learn more about how you can save seeds in a community garden, share seeds across communities, build a more robust system for vegetable growing in Lambeth and avoid the need to purchase seeds from the (unscrupulous!) seed suppliers.  A joint event with Incredible Edible Lambeth.  Free Booking essential via Incredible Edible…

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December

Printmaking Workshop

1st December, 10:30 - 13:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Printmaking Workshop

Julie will be showing you how to make collographs.  A collagraph is made by collaging a variety of materials to create a textured plate.  It is a very versatile printing process - different textures hold varying amounts of ink and print in a range of tones.   Seasonal materials will be used to create cards and tags for the festive season.  Materials provided. Julie Sullock Booking essential £20 members/£25 Non-members

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

9th December, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

A botanical wreath-making session for Christmas.  Including information on the mythology and customs around Christmas plants.  Make one wreath to take home with you, from a range of materials. Helen Firminger Sorry but these sessions are now sold out and our waiting list is now full Booking essential £30

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