What is CANW about?
Promoting coppicing in our woodlands
Conserving woodlands and encouraging appropriate management
Providing mutual support, information, advice and training
Giving a voice to all involved in coppice woodland management
Hill Holt Wood is a 14 hectare sustainably managed ancient woodland situated on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border. It's a wonderful and enriching place to visit with facilities ranging from permaculture gardens, environmental sculpture, woodland walks, computer facilities, workshops and composting loos!
Established in 1995 it now offers an alternative education for children excluded from school, training for the unemployed, courses on countryside management, country and rural crafts, survival and leadership skills and "unusual" methods of construction!More Info...
Rusland Horizons are delighted to announce that applications are now open for their apprenticeship programme. To apply please visit www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/aboutus/jobs
Phil Bradley is a basketmaker and willow grower with over 20 years experience .He produces a range of traditional baskets and commissioned sculptural pieces.Phil also makes cleftwood chairs ,benches and stools in oak and elm.
Willow baskets, turned wooden items and hand-stitched UK leather tool sheaths. Also available to run courses.
Coppice management, green wood products and courses. Traditional English Longbows, BBQ/ artist charcoal, pole lathe work, spoon carving, cleft gates/ hurdles, advice,talks and woodland walks.
Traditional Earthburn - a method for making charcoal.
With thanks to Brian Crawley for organising this and writing about it, and of course to Jim Miller for all his hard work.
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