Willow Cultivation & Management

Date/Time
Date(s) - 5 Feb 2021
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Join us for a Willow Cultivation and Management course based on our Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (WET) System at Denmark Farm.

willow managementOur WET System has specially designed and constructed ponds and earth banks, densely planted with wetland trees and marginal plants.  As wastewater flows through, it is both purified by microbiological action and transpired by growing plants.  In the process, a beautiful, species-rich wildlife habitat is created, including a willow resource that can be used for basketry, hurdles, garden features or fuel, depending on the coppice cycle. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tutor: Justine Burgess from West Wales Willows will share her knowledge of coppicing, processing and cultivating willow using the established willow beds at Denmark Farm.
 
  • Find out how the willow is cultivated and coppiced in order to keep the willow beds healthy and promote optimum growth
  • Learn the traditional way that willow is sorted into lengths for weaving
  • Discover the best conditions for willow to be planted for growing your own at home

During the morning session will be covering all the above points. After lunch we will continue with some willow coppicing to give you some practice cutting and grading the harvest. If you would like to stay on for the full day the morning workshop can be discounted by £5. 

Please bring waterproof clothing and wellies. All tools will be provided.

Fee: £40 for the morning session only (10am-1pm) / £35 if you stay on for the afternoon session (2-4.30pm)

Click for Terms and Conditions of Booking

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

  • There will be a smaller number of participants than usual, to allow for at least 2m between all participants
  • Everybody will be required to wear a mask (unless exempt) whilst indoors
  • Please come prepared to work in a cool well ventilated room with plenty of warm clothing
  • Please also bring all of your own drinks, food, flask and cups etc.
  • There will be access to toilets and hand washing plus plenty of hand sanitiser available

You may also be interested in our other courses and events at Denmark Farm, including, Willow Weaving Wool Basket, Willow Weaving Rope Coil Basket, Willow Weaving Pet Basket, Traditional Hedge-laying, ecology, conservation and countryside crafts. See our events page for the full list.

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge, or Shared Dormitory.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Willow Cultivation & Management
Willow Cultivation & Management ~Morning session only (10am-1pm)
£40.00
Willow Cultivation & Management
Willow Cultivation & Management ~ Full Day (10am-4.30pm)
£35.00


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