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INSPIRING PROJECTS AND FOOD FOR THOUGHT AT THE CWA

Following the CWA/MLWW 2017 conference our Welsh partner Llais y Goedwig report on their experiences at the event.  

At the end of October Maria Wilding and two Llais y Goedwig members, travelled up to Scotland to attend the annual Community Woodland Association conference, sponsored by Making Local Woods WorkJenny Wong of Coetir Mynydd and Jane Rigby from Dyfi Woodlands have detailed some of the learning from the conference at the Llais y Goedwig blog here.  

 

"An opportunity to share ideas in a workshop ‘Adding value to homegrown timber’ brought suggestions for holtz hauses, bijou kindling, wood and firelighter sets for holiday homes, birch brash being incorporated into plasterboard and utilising ‘grown knees’ for boat making. Poplar is apparently great for swords, aspen for shields, and wooden jewellery another idea."