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...
Greenwood chairs and other coppice crafts. Courses, demonstrations and shows.
Greenwood craft worker with 15 years experience and awarded Queen Elizabeth Craft Sholarship award in 2013. Maker of carved spoons and bowls, dining and rocking chairs, wooden hayforks and other goods. Courses in spooncarving, fanbird making, scything and more. Demonstrations of greenwood crafts.
Willow baskets, turned wooden items and hand-stitched UK leather tool sheaths. Also available to run courses.
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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