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Willow Cultivation & Management – 2 Places Left

Willow Cultivation & Management - 2 Places Left

Come an 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.
  • Learn 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
  • Learn 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. If you can 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: £30 for the morning session only (10am-1pm) / £25 if you stay on for the afternoon session (2-4.30pm)

Please bring a packed lunch on the day, hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. 

You may also be interested in our other courses and events at Denmark Farm, including Creative Peg Loom WeavingDiscovering Fermented Foods & DrinksFestive Rag Rug WreathsInconvenience workshop, Willow Weaving ~ Zarzo Basket, Willow Weaving ~ Round Basket, Willow Weaving ~ Garden Obelisk, ecology, conservation and countryside crafts. See our events page for the full list.

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 are closed for this event.

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