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Learn to Love Your Weeds (or at least appreciate and enjoy them)
Tue 20 September 2016, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
Richard Mabey calls weeds 'gatecrashers of human affairs'. No plant is a 'weed' as such. One person's weed is another person's welcome wildflower - daisies are an example. Many plants are not weeds in their original homes but become serious problems if taken elsewhere. But some can also give significant benefits. On this in depth walk and talk, we'll look at plants in and around the Cemetery Park, seeing how and where they grow, the secrets of their success, their uses, and the human stories around them. Prepare yourself to meet Gallant Soldier, and Shaggy Soldier, Shepherd's Purse, White Man's Foot, Fat Hen, Wall Barley, Devil's Guts and many others.
Led by botanist Terry Lyle, who has over 20 years experience as an environmental educator in Tower Hamlets.
If you have any questions please contact us on 0208 983 1277 or email email@example.com
The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park has a programme of short biodiversity related courses for both beginners and professionals, covering a wide range of topics. Our courses are suitable for those who work or volunteer in parks, housing estates, nature reserves, community gardens, schools and other public or semi-public open spaces. However, anyone with an interest in the topic will also find the courses valuable.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a Local Nature Reserve and a site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. We are blessed with a wide variety of rich and well developed habitats, all within London's Zone 2.