WORKSHOPS

Spend an afternoon in April at the farm learning how to build a beautiful, living willow tree or sphere. 2018 workshop dates will be posted in late winter. Workshop will be posted approximately one month prior to the start of the spring sessions.

 
 
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Living willow tree

This stunning willow tree will make an eye catching addition to any garden in a location with at least half day sun. Available in two sizes. MEDIUM and LARGE.

A dramatic, elegant sculptural tree that is sure to turn heads and be the envy of your neighbourhood. All materials are supplied for this class. You will build your tree in a plastic pot for easy transport home and then keep it watered in a sheltered spot until it's ready for planting in your garden. Choose a place for planting with half day sun, a good water source that is away from septic systems and foundations. Please note, we recommend these trees be planted in the ground.  

 

living willow sphere

A whimsical, living willow sphere is fun to construct and makes a beautiful addition to the garden in summer and winter. Each year you will continue to weave the new growth, sculpting the willow into your own, unique living work of art!  All materials are supplied for this class. You will build your tree in a plastic pot for easy transport home and then keep it watered in a sheltered spot until it's ready for planting in your garden. Choose a place for planting with half day sun, a good water source that is away from septic systems and foundations. Please note, we recommend these trees be planted in the ground.

 

 

pond rings*

During any of the living willow workshops, make three special floating willow rings for your pond. These rings work best in larger ponds, ring sizes vary from 8" to 18". If you have fish they will love them as shelter from the sun and you may also see them nibbling at the roots as they grow. *Please note: pond rings will thrive from May until mid-late summer depending on the conditions. Treat them as a summer annual. Some pruning of roots or top growth may be required over the summer. 

ORDER POND RINGS WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A LIVING WILLOW WORKSHOP.

 

 
 

WEAVING WITH WILLOW

Are you interested in learning how to weave with willow? Please join us for one of our basketry willow or garden ornament workshops at the farm. We offer half day, full day and two day adult workshops, with catered lunch option by Mellisa Smeets at Melly Rolls. Beginners are welcome!

 
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