**In light of the most recent government guidance on the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel all public events until further notice, including 'How to Make a Herbarium' originally scheduled for 10th May. The course will be rescheduled for a later date, yet to be decided.** Making a herbarium is exciting and rewarding, as each plant you press provides you with a valuable experience, allowing you to connect closely with plants through observing and working with them, and this helps you to understand and remember them in a way that is never possible from just reading a book or listening to a lecture. Herbarium preparation is a three-part process: collecting, pressing and drying, and mounting. Come and explore this process with Niki Lawrence for a hands-on, herbarium training day at Emerson College. HERBARIUM TRAINING DAY ITINERARY Morning session: After an introduction to herbarium preparation, we aim to venture out into the garden to find suitable flow...
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About your Mentor
Niki Lawrence is a senior lecturer on the University of Westminster Herbal BSc course, where over the years she has led a range of different herbal teaching modules (BSc and MSc), with her specific interest being the Materia Medica and Botany modules. She also works as a practitioner supervisor in the Universities herbal teaching clinic. She previously practiced as a nurse in Cape Town and helped manage a farm in the Klein Karoo district of South Africa. On returning to England she studied herbal medicine at the University of Westminster, before gaining an MSc in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent. She is a Council Member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP). Her interests include medicinal plant identification, herbarium voucher specimen collection and preparation, organic cultivation and sustainability, and ethnobotanical interview-based research.
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