Plant science is an important topic and enjoying a resurgence and in this section we examine some practical applications through exploring Forensic ecology, Plant morphology, Field Botany and honing the specific skills needed in botanical surveying. 

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Without plants, our planet would be dead.  They are the base of all terrestrial food chains so we are all dependent on their power as they can harness the suns energy.  It is important to understand the requirements of plants to good growth conditions.  It is also great to understand the structure of these vital components of our ecosystems.  This section covers a multitude of plant-based areas. 

Growing plants has long been practiced in many different cultures and in the UK wildlife gardening and permaculture are resurging interests. 

FSC run regular plant identification courses throughout the year. For details of FSC plant courses, and to learn more about plants, click the button above to view our courses.