Garden volunteers and willow garden obelisks

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Here are last news about garden volunteers. They are not only working in botanical garden, they are also learning!

Last month garden volunteers learned an old craft-making willow garden obelisks.Gardener from the garden shoved them the materials to be used and then, step by step, the technique of weaving willow.It may look simple, but it is skill ,and you need time to develop proper skill.We had a lot of laughing and we tried hard making something to be at least similar to a decent garden sculpture.And we did it!But the greatest thing about learning this craft was not the sweet feeling of learning something new, but the fact, that volunteers took part in educational workshop in botanical garden next week-helping professional stuff to teach broader public how to make willow garden obelisks! Like the idea that, as good garden obelisk is a strong support for the plants to grow upon it, so the new learned skills are strong support for volunteers to ”grow” knowledge further…….

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16 thoughts on “Garden volunteers and willow garden obelisks

    1. Thank you -means a lot to me as I believe in the same as you do:Together we can make a difference. It all starts with you.

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    1. Yes, sometimes it’s fun place, sometimes place to hide,sometimes place to explore, sometimes place to wonder, sometimes place to dream………

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    1. Thank you,you might like the post I am working on-about inter generational sculpting workshop we had today in botanical garden;)

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    1. I guess basket making is much more complicated-at least it has to look like basket, while garden obelisks may have more “free”shapes 😉

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