Learn how to create your own plant press! By preserving plants, we can help conserve plant biodiversity and expand our plant identification knowledge. During part one of this workshop Torin Kelly, ISCBC Youth Facilitator, will share:
- Information you need when collecting plants.
- How to properly store plant clippings.
- Materials you will need to create a press.
- How to press plants and several ways that pressed plants can be displayed.
Participants will then be encouraged to create their own plant press after this workshop and share with fellow participants during Plants under pressure: how to preserve plants and why (part two) on July 23.
Torin Kelly is passionate about teaching and helping people gain new skills and tools to make a difference in their community. Torin attended BCIT for forestry and natural areas management, then specialized in invasive species. He has been working for the Invasive Species Council of BC since 2018 and is currently a Youth Facilitator with ISCBC.
Plant image: Fireweed, J. Leekie