January-Public Program: Plant Families: A Botanical Focus
The members of the Western Reserve Herb Society cordially invite the public to a free educational program:
Plant Families: A Botanical Focus by Garrett Ormiston and Trish Fox,
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
You are invited to An Introduction to Plant Identification — Using Common Plant Characteristics to Identify Plants down to the Family Level. Our speakers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will help to identify the plant world. “Identifying plants in the wild can be over-whelming and cumbersome, but by focusing on some of the most basic characteristics, it can be possible to narrow down a plant to the family level relatively easily. Trish Fox and Garrett Ormiston will describe the common characteristics that are shared by plants in the same family, and we will discuss how the use of taxonomic keys can assist you with further identification of plants on a species level”. Following the presentation please join us for a soup and bread herb themed luncheon!
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020
TIME: 11:00 a. m. – Speaker: Garrett Ormiston and Trish Fox
12:00 p. m.- Soup and Breads Herbal Buffet
LOCATION: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Woodland Hall
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
About our speakers: Trish Fox is the Collections Manager for the Botany Department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She has been with the Museum since 2000, when she worked with Dr. Bissell as a participant in the Kirtlandia Research Internship. Trish has since earned an M.S. in Biology from the Cleveland State University, and she now oversees the Museum’s 76,000-specimen Herbarium. Garrett Ormiston is the GIS and Stewardship Specialist in the Natural Areas Division at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Garrett prepares high-quality GIS maps of the Museum’s extensive network of nature preserves, assists with stewardship and land management efforts on behalf of the Museum, and administers State and Federal grants for land conservation projects. He also owns and manages a small landscaping company, Ormiston Landscaping, where he promotes the use of native plants and sustainable landscaping to homeowners.
Entrance: Your regular gate admission of $12 includes this program as well as full access to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Members of CBG and Western Reserve Herb Society are admitted free. No reservations required. Bring your questions about herbs and perhaps explore membership in our group. Join us after the program for lunch buffet of herbal foods made by our members.
For information and any questions, please contact: Beth Schreibman Gehring, email@example.com. Educational programs open to the public: April, July and October 2020. Check our website for details. www.westernreserveherbsociety.org
Western Reserve Herb Society: Teaching Cleveland about herbs for 75 years Our Mission: The purposes of the WRHS are to further the knowledge and use of herbs, to contribute the result of the experiences and research of its members to horticulture and science, and to disseminate this information to the public.