Events 2020

Ysgol Amgylchedd

Environment School

Do Something, help create an example of what we should be doing with woodland, to produce fuel, and materials to replace coal, oil and gas

Learn how to use hand tools:axes, scythes, billhooks etc to produce Hazel Coppice, basketry willow plantation, Hornbeam Pollards and Timber trees. To produce materials which are an alternative to plastic and composite materials which won’t naturally breakdown.

We are all Volunteers

Volunteering on Mansel Green, Bishopston Swansea

Tuesdays 10.00 – 4pm

Mansel Green is a 2 hectare site in Bishopston village. Activities change with the season and include controlling Bracken and Japanese Knotweed using Austrian Scythes, footpath improvement, coppicing, tree planting, hedgerow restoration.

Work Coming up In February/March
  • Tree Planting on Mansel Green, as part of the plan we are planting Hazel and other indigenous broad leave trees. This also involves some clearance of bramble and bracken to make space for the young trees.
  • Help to build a drying shed for the harvested material from the community willow bed. This is happening in March 2020 more details below.

Please contact Jules to tell us you are coming mob 07964530436

We Also Pick up Volunteers in Swansea, on Request please contact us

Willow Craft Community Skills Workshops

Spread the Word, Spread the Skills!

Learn the skills to make a willow basket and learn about the willow craft project, which is about meeting regularly and building a community of people who wish to learn new weaving skills to use locally grown materials and make useful containers for our everyday lives.

Coming Events

Saturday 22nd Feb 2020 1-4pm

Meeting of Willow Craft Community Project, location Wesley Room, Murton Methodist Church

Please come along to talk about how the willow craft group will organise itself  in the coming year. We will also be making plant supports.

Willow Craft Shed Building Gathering

Saturday March 14th  10am til late and Sunday 11.30-5pm March 15th Murton Methodist Church Hall Swansea

Please celebrate with us our amazing Willow craft project by joining us for a weekend of willow activities, films, music and practical hands on work to build a drying shed for the newly formed willow group.

The Willow craft project funded by the Postcode Local Trust has achieved a lot in the past year; we have planted a community willow bed with over 28 basketry varieties in February 2019. Volunteers cut the first crop in January 2020. We have also maintained the site by clearing, weeding and improving paths. Held regular skills workshops and formed a Willow craft group which now meets regularly in Swansea/Gower. So we have reason for a party where we are inviting regular group members , those interested in finding out about the project and those able to lend a hand building a wooden drying shed to store all our wonderful willow.

The Willow craft project funded by the Postcode Local Trust has achieved a lot in the past year; we have planted a community willow bed with over 28 basketry varieties in February 2019. Volunteers cut the first crop in January 2020. We have also maintained the site by clearing, weeding and improving paths. Held regular skills workshops and formed a Willow craft group which now meets regularly in Swansea/Gower. So we have reason for a party where we are inviting regular group members , those interested in finding out about the project and those able to lend a hand building a wooden drying shed to store all our wonderful willow.

Saturday night is film and food night, we are planning a selection of community focused films and shorts.

Please contact us via email climateandcommunity@btinternet.com or mobile Bob 07572500946 Jules 07964530436 to tell us when you would like to volunteer or book a place on workshops.

Willow Craft Community project funded by