Saturday, 10 December 2011
we worked at Graveley Primary School near Stevenage for one day. the weather was sunny but cold and very windy. the children helped to create a large living willow dome and had great fun making the planting holes and selecting the willow. we stayed in a nice Travelodge nearby.
simone made stars for each child as christmas presents.
Friday, 2 December 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Today we finished our first living willow project of the 2011/12 season. We worked with the children of Dent C of E Primary School to create a Living Willow Dome and Tunnel, known as a Twigloo! Luckily the weather was kind to us so there was no rain and the ground was soft but not muddy. We worked with all of the children in the school (there are under 40 children in total) in rotation to dig and plant and then weave the structure. Great fun was had by all!
Monday, 26 September 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
these woven willow trees are quite popular with schools at the moment. we are taking bookings for school arts days held in the summer term when schools can create a variety of willow sculptures for display indoors or in environmental areas outside.
Monday, 14 March 2011
here is the poster for the willow weekend that we ran in Liverpool at the weekend. we worked with some members of the local community to make the structures. the weather was kind and was warm and sunny on Sunday.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Sunday, 27 February 2011
We have been working in our willow beds all weekend, coppicing and planting. Felled some of the roadside trees that were threatening to shade out some of the willows. So now we have some good ash logs for thr woodburner. We are building a willow dome with a primary school at Lytham St Annes on Tuesday. Still have some dates available for spring projects!
Sunday, 6 February 2011
its a good idea for schools to print out each page, laminate it and keep it handy in the staffroom. then there are no excuses for not maintaining the willow structures.
here's the link https://sites.google.com/site/willowmaintenance/home
Monday, 31 January 2011
the new tunnel was built in the school playing field and each pupil planted a willow rod!