I live in the Lammas Ecovillage – see Plas Helyg @ Lammas for details.
Here we need to provide my living from the land. What this means is that the materials or resources we use here need to be ‘of or from’ the land.
For the willow part of the smallholding business, this means I need to plant, grow, harvest, grade and weave all or most of my own willow.
To do this I have planted around 2,500 willow trees which are hand coppice each year. I grow 14 varieties. I then use this willow to teach in schools, community groups, and to anyone that wants to learn.
You can find out a lot more about Pembrokeshire Willow, my courses, and how to learn more at www.pembrokeshirewillow.co.uk