The taste of the Amazon

This month Kew’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, brings us a post about his recent adventures in the Amazon. Now safely back in the Millennium Seed Bank, he can share with us news of Cupua

Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

Here comes a slightly different ‘Seed of the Month’ blog by the Millennium Seed Bank’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!

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Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

Simple Milk and Pepper Magic Trick for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/oqTjJQLsEYs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to do a simple magic trick using milk and pepper.

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Simple Milk and Pepper Magic Trick for Kids

Witch Wilma’s Cooking for Kids – Cheese Straws Recipe

http://www.youtube.com/v/DReVD9-jlgQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of Witch Wilma’s Cooking for Kids, Wilma shares a simple Cheese Straws recipe.

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Witch Wilma’s Cooking for Kids – Cheese Straws Recipe

UK Virtual Herbarium – a pilot project

Will you join Kew’s quest to unlock the information hidden behind the closed doors of our herbarium cupboards?

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UK Virtual Herbarium – a pilot project

Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/yA9geK0gYA0?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make a crown out of cardboard.

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Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids

Pretty little liars

In his fourth ‘Seed of the Month’ series, Wolfgang Stuppy exposes some fraudsters of the plant kingdom including the pretty but poisonous seeds of Abrus precatorius.

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Pretty little liars

Taking your time

Philip Smith considers his recent workshops and lectures on the theme of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’ and notes that photography, like coffee, is better if it’s not instant.

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Taking your time

Adult Throwing Pottery Class | Ceramics Workshop

http://www.youtube.com/v/rfgk909V_Pk?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Adult Throwing Pottery Class | Ceramics Workshop – http://www.firepitceramics.com/adult-pottery-classes Adult Throwing Pottery Class from FirePit Ceramics in Austin, TX.

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Adult Throwing Pottery Class | Ceramics Workshop

The sadistic dispersal strategy of the puncture vine

In his third ‘Seed of the Month’ blog series, Wolfgang Stuppy warns us of the ‘dangerous’ seeds of Tribulus terrestris .

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The sadistic dispersal strategy of the puncture vine