Creating a Living Willow Structure

Come and enjoy a day to get to know the amazing plant that is willow. We will get to know it and learn how to create and build a living structure with it.

Date: Saturday 9th November 2024

Location: Growing Wild @ Littlewood, Donadea, Co. Kildare

Time: 11-3pm

Info: Lunch provided on the day and included in the price; course handouts included.

Course Outline:

In this course, participants will be introduced to the wonderful plant that is willow! You will learn how to create your own living willow structures for use in your own garden, community space or school.

You will learn how to erect a simple living fence or fedge, along with the principles for other structures. This one-day course is aimed at beginners but will be accessible to those with some experience too.

Please come prepared to be outside for the day, in warm clothes, wet gear, work boots and work gloves.

Workshop includes:

  • Introduction to the willow.
  • Preparing your site for a living structure.
  • Sorting and preparing the willow.
  • Make a living willow fence.
  • Setting up a willow coppice.
  • Maintaining your willow coppice.