Basket Willows

In the quest for useful plants to grow in our urban farm, we are looking at basket willow as a resource that has multiple uses:

  1. Fedges – A cross between a fence and a hedge.
  2. Living Structures
  3. Basket-weaving
  4. Coppicing for sustainable timber harvesting, and
  5. Carbon sequestration

I’d like to give a plug to a local Kootenay Boundary grower of a variety of willow plants, Joybilee Farm, home to angora rabbits, llamas, sheep and goats for fiber and a source of natural dyes and yarns as well as many handcrafted products.

Joybilee Farm is open to the public May 1 to October 17, 2010. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.¬†At other times, call to arrange a visit. Theye’re located right on Highway 3 between Greenwood and Grand Forks–a great place to stop.

2 thoughts on “Basket Willows”

  1. Thanks Eva,

    Great list of varieties, a little more expensive than the specials that Joybilee has on the Basket Willows, but worth browsing the website.

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