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Following the success of the Places of Change garden at Chelsea this year, and the great interest in woven willow eco-coffins by large numbers of visitors – we are very pleased to tell you that the Eden Project are continuing the story by featuring our eco-coffins as part of the legacy exhibition from the garden display at the Flower Show.
During June, July and August 2010 you will be able to see a WinterWillow woven coffin at The Eden Project in Cornwall.
The work of our weaving team will be part of a featured display to celebrate the energy and work of all the organisations and individuals who helped to make Places of Change such a success.
We were delighted to take a small part in this creative process and would like to offer WinterWillow congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make the garden happen.
Weaving your way to the West Country?
If you are in Cornwall this summer and would like to visit the Eden Project you can find more information here.
The garden and its accompanying displays will have been created by the energy and creativity of at least 400 people with experience of homelessness. A 100 people from prisons across the UK will also have added their input to the project.
The garden, Places of Change, is financially supported by the government-funded Homes and Communities Agency, the Department of Communities and Local Government, and the London Employer Accord.
Maybe we’ll see you at the Chelsea Flower Show next week?
You can see Ian Tucker’s article here. There is also a video about the creativity and involvement of people in the garden who have experienced homelessness here.
Running from May 25th to May 29th 2010, Chelsea offer visitors an amazing array of floral displays, trade stands and visitor attractions. We are proud to be a part of the horticultural festivities this year.
We use only the best English willow in the making and craft of our eco-coffins and wider basketry items. The cultivation and sustainable cropping of willow is an abiding theme with the WinterWillow team.
Using no nails, metal fastenings or chemical based adhesives – our woven eco-coffins are a perfect piece of English craft for Chelsea – fully in sympathy with the ethos of the show, the care of living things and their sustainable use.
WinterWillow will be sharing a space on the Places of Change stand, along with other social enterprise and Spark Challenge organisations.
If you visit the show you will be able to see an example of one of our woven willow eco-coffins throughout the show week. The WinterWillow team will be in attendance on Wednesday 26th May 2010.
Do visit us at the show if you are attending. Every item we take orders for goes directly to support the work of our charity team at WinterComfort for the Homeless. We look forward to seeing you there.