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July

A Plant Hunt for Beginners – Clapham Common

23rd July, 11:00 - 12:30
Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common South Side
London,EnglandSW4United Kingdom
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A Plant Hunt for Beginners – Clapham  Common

Does anything grow on here? A Plant Hunt for beginners. Clapham Common is usually considered to be an extensive area of mown grassland but we shall explore the south side of the Common and see what we can find. All welcome - this walk is particularly aimed at those who consider themselves to be beginners. Some rough terrain. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk…

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Plant Hunt in West Norwood Cemetery

25th July, 14:00 - 16:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
Plant Hunt in West Norwood Cemetery

Beginners Welcome - Plant identification and recording skills Roy Vickery from the SLBI will be leading a botanical survey in part of West Norwood Cemetery This is an initial survey which will influence a larger one that the SLBI hopes to carry out in the near future. This will be a learn-together opportunity to improve our plant identification and recording skills. All, including beginners, are welcome. We regret that as we will be exploring areas with gravestones hidden in long…

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Summer Holiday Activities – Pond dipping, Wildlife and Pebble Painting*

27th July, 11:00 - 12:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Summer Holiday Activities – Pond dipping, Wildlife and Pebble Painting*

Explore the wildlife in our garden pond and create pebble reminders of your favourite critters Pond dipping using nets and trays of water is a fun and simple way to explore the aquatic life in our garden pond. You will be able to observe and identify (using our guides) a variety of pond creatures and be able to record your favourite by painting them onto little pebbles you can take home. Ponds, even small container ones, are great for improving…

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Summer Holiday Activities – Identity, Ecology & Climate Justice*

28th July, 11:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Summer Holiday Activities – Identity, Ecology & Climate Justice*

Make your own sunprints and explore climate related issues Explore ideas and image making using cyanotype - an early form of photographic printing using prints that are blue. Come away with unique powerful prints incorporating words, portraits and nature. In February 2020, The South London Botanical Institute declared a Climate Emergency, this workshop will explore visual ways to express and share key issues surrounding themes related to this. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the SLBI garden! Zoe Burt,…

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August

Summer Holiday Activities – Project Pollinate*

3rd August, 11:00 - 12:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Summer Holiday Activities – Project Pollinate*

How does pollination happen? What it does and what you can do to help Learn about pollinators, how plants attract pollinators and what we can do individually to support our local pollinators. From bug hotels, butterfly feeders, bee baths and seed bombs, there are many small ways we can help.   Ages 7 – 11 years Tickets: £5 per child* with one carer, refundable deposit (on attendance) – 8 spaces available Please book via the Eventbrite booking system below. *Please…

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Summer Holiday Activities – Hapa-Zome*

10th August, 11:00 - 12:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Summer Holiday Activities – Hapa-Zome*

A natural leaf and flower dyeing workshop using the Japanese technique of hapa-zome     Create mandalas (circular patterns) and naturalistic scenes by hammering flowers and leaves into fabric squares of calico. The natural pigments will transfer to the fabric to make a botanical image made from plant dyes. A fun and simple activity, especially if you like bashing with a hammer! Sarah Webley, SLBI Education and Outreach Co-ordinator Ages 7 – 11 years Tickets: £5 per child* with one…

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Summer Holiday Activities – EDEN One Song One Seed*

11th August, 10:00 - 12:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Summer Holiday Activities – EDEN One Song One Seed*

A music-nature workshop Join us for these music-nature workshops taking participants on 'the journey of a seed'. Offering your children an immersive and creative space to experience and discover for themselves the wondrous world of music and nature, learning about key climate issues and how interconnected we all are. Inspiring the next generation to care for the planet and each other: Singing songs, planting seeds, changing hearts Led by Sophie Dand and Rachel Walters in collaboration with the International Teaching…

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