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How Plants Learn

11apr6:00 pm7:00 pmHow Plants LearnSaving seen in a climate change OrganiserGlasgow Seed LibraryZoom, Online6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeClimate Action,Webinar & TalksThemeFood & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

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How do plants respond, learn and adapt to a changing climate?

Enter the world of plant genetics and environmental change, guided by scientist Emily May Armstrong. In a three-part seminar, we will explore how growing and saving seed locally can contribute to the evolution of diverse and resilient plants.

Learn how plant life is impacted by – and can help us resist – climate chaos.


11 April – Stress in the garden: how the climate impacts how plants grow
25 April – From environment to genes: how plants remember and adapt
9 May – Adversity and diversity: seed saving, evolution and resilience

Each session will include a talk followed by a group discussion and time for questions. The seminar is ideal for anyone curious about vegetal life, evolution and seed saving. No prior scientific knowledge is necessary. You do not need to attend all sessions, but we recommend booking for the full series to get the most out of the seminar.

About the speaker

Dr. Emily May Armstrong is an award-winning plant geneticist and science communicator, living with a genetic disease. They are an expert voice in genetics, plants, disability, and public engagement within science and art. Emily currently works at the Universities of Bristol and Glasgow. Emily lectures on art-science intersections, human-plant interactions, and genetics for the general public.


The workshop is hosted online with automated captions available. A recording will be shared after the event. Please email [email protected] if you have other access requests.



(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00)