Dates and times
More info
Course commences at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm
Cost
£55.00
Course summary

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

Our 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.

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

Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
Course type
Specialist
Course is face to face
Postal address of venue

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
Betws Bledwrs
Lampeter
SA48 8PB
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Mara Morris
Contact telephone number
01570 493358