Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Plant Pressing Workshop On Saturday At Center For Urban Horticulture

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st
Street) is having a "Plant Pressing Workshop" on Saturday from 1-4pm in Merrill Hall. The cost is $50.

The information says:
Explore the world of pressed plants and flowers, and make your own personalized gifts and card for the holiday season.  
Take a tour of the Hyde Herbarium with Herbarium Manager Eve Rickenbaker and learn about how and why plants are preserved. She will show you the basics of selecting plants for pressing, the pressing and drying process, and finally how to mount a herbarium specimen.  
You will also be able to choose and mount a specimen of your own, complete with on official herbarium label. Pressed plants make wonderful cards, so you will also have the chance to create elegant cards to give away or keep, just in time for the holiday season. (Retail value of materials taken home: $100)

Register Online, or call 206-685-8033.

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