This was a mornings work at the Saint Ann’s allotments – 4 of us working as a team to coppice some willow, sort out the different thicknesses, plan out our design, and start construction. The only tools we needed were pruning saws to cut the stakes, secateurs to tidy them up, twine to tie them together, and brute force to push the stakes about 30cm into the ground.
I enjoy conservation work and willow weaving links in with creativity which I also enjoy. I’ve seen the Urban Nature area change immensely since I started volunteering here over two years ago. I take pride in what I’m doing, knowing that it improves the whole of the Saint Ann’s area as a community, as many events are held on the allotments for all the public to attend.
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