Around the field, we can find tremendous kinds of resources including the willow. Having that in mind, WSF is delighted when Lana wants to facilitate a willow weaving workshop with the help of Ellen and Zoe, our lovely field commissioner. The session was held on the 8th of May with a dozen members participating on that fruitful sunny Sunday afternoon.
On this occasion, the focus is to be creative in creating something out of the willow. This was something that really represents Lana, a very enthusiastic member of WSF who initiative this activity. She started her journey in WSF two years ago and is still active as part of the working groups, mainly with the intercropping team. Alongside the inspiration from prior hedge pruning-weaving sessions, Lana just likes to try out things and see that she can do something with the willow branches on the field.
Starting with the basics, Lana invites the participants to know more about the steps in the process of plant pot creation. Some important notes are to use the willows that have around the same length and prepare the so-called ‘the weaver’’ to begin the process. The participants of the workshops were absolutely natural that they can even follow all the intermediate steps nicely. They end up with very nice various fruit baskets, plant pots, and other cool things.
After the session, Lana express her hope of inspiring people to make things a bit more often by themselves. “It is so satisfying to have a fruit basket or plant pot that you have made yourself. I definitely will make more willow-based products” Lana said. She is also really eager to join other cool workshops by WSF members to gain more skills and knowledge on what is growing around us.
Written by Harlino Prayudha