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Know Your Plants Conference 2010 – workshops

Full Programme

Dirty hands: A taster of RBGE's Certificate in Practical Horticulture Course

Leigh Morris and Ross Irvine, RBG Edinburgh

This practical session will focus on vegetative propagation techniques and getting the delegates to “have a go”. The session will also look at how it can be used to develop a public programme.

Key take-home messages:

  • Practical horticulture should be taught in a practical way
  • RBGE as a badge/brand has credibility
  • Course is flexible with a core structure that can be taught anywhere
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Engaging Secondary – breaking down the barriers

harcourtarboretum1 Many of us aspire to engage the widest possible range of students – from foundation through to tertiary. But despite these aspirations we often still find that most of our delivery is to primary aged students. On 16th September 2010, BGEN held a training day at Oxford Botanic Gardens examining why this is the case and what we can do to encourage greater uptake by secondary schools. This  content is for members only.  Members can  log in  now … Continue Reading ››