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Microecologies by Greg Herbert

Build Your Own Terrarium with Gregory Herbert



Part of the The Living Planet season

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Explore and celebrate the different varieties of micro-ecological systems that exist in our everyday infrastructures with artist Gregory Herbert. Download a specially designed moss map and guide below to learn how to build a terrarium using recycled materials and head outside to find micro ecologies in your back gardens, balconies, rooftops and window ledges.

Drawing on his own sculptural practice and research, Gregory provides a step-by-step guide to help you identify and seek out different varieties of moss and learn how to build a bottle terrarium from recycled materials.

Venture out safely on your daily stroll and see which moss varieties you can forage using the moss map.

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Mosses are often described by what they lack... They lack flowers, fruits and seeds and have no roots. They are the most simple of plants, and in their simplicity, elegant.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

This resource is part of The Living Planet, our free online programme that explores our relationship with the natural world.

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