From Ellan at Grow Wild
We wanted to let you know that we’ve uploaded the recordings from our three most recent live events for you to watch in case you missed them in December. This is the perfect opportunity to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy learning something new.  

We spoke to Kew experts Ted and Chris about wildflowers, seed science, sowing and growing, plus we ran a session with Kew Fungarium curator Lee Davies all about fantastic fungi and where to find them. We covered topics from identification to habitat and what’s going on beneath the soil. In November, we also ran a Digital Storytelling workshop which explains how you can make the most of your digital tools to share inspiring, funny or interesting stories as well as building engagement and community in these challenging times.  
Read on to find out more and view the recordings on YouTube…  

Recording: Live Wildflower Q&A Kew experts and Conservation Scientists Ted Chapman and Dr. Christopher Cockel tackle your wildflower woes. They answer your burning sowing and growing questions and discuss topics such as seed science right through to establishing the best growing conditions. YouTube       

Recording: Live Fungi Q&A Fancy polishing up your fungi-spotting skills? Watch our webinar recording with Kew’s Fungarium curator and resident Grow Wild fungi expert, Lee Davies. Lee gives a short talk and answers some of your fungi-related FAQs as well as taking some quick-fire questions from the live audience at the end of the session. Hear from a Kew expert and find out why fungi are so important, how to find them and which species to look out for. YouTube       

Digital Storytelling Workshop In this webinar recording you’ll learn all about how to use different digital channels and techniques to bring your stories to life. Whether you are creating a campaign for a project, or simply want to share something you’ve been doing in a compelling way, this short talk will show you how.        

More fungi on the Grow Wild blog Keen to learn even more about fungi? Why not take a look at our blog post where Kew’s Fungarium curator Lee goes into more detail about identification, habitat and how to spot fungi. YouTube        

Had enough of winter already? Check out our wildflower gallery and learn all about our fascinating UK native plants so that, come spring, you’ll have swotted up and be ready to spot the first flowers emerging, heralding the springtime and warmer months to come!         WildFlower Gallery

Coming soon… We’re excited to say that we’ll be opening applications for our 2021 wildflower seed kits soon, so stay tuned via the newsletter and on social media for more news on how you can apply for a kit. Have a look at the gallery above to brush up on your knowledge, or get ahead by learning how to grow seeds in the spring!    How to grow WildFlowers