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Green woodworking in Cardiff

The tools of the trade. Image courtesy of Nigel Pugh.

It was broken tools that originally provided the inspiration for the green woodworking space established at the Riverside Community Garden last spring. 

The group was set up by a group of regular volunteers to remedy the damage caused by amateur community gardeners whose work perhaps exhibits more gusto than experience. Since these practical beginnings, they have expanded in scope and creativity, carving cutlery, percussion beaters for a gamelan orchestra, candleholders and even a cider press.

The group has recently organised a constitution so that they are able to apply for grants to expand the available facilities.

Equipment, tea and biscuits are provided by the allotment in exchange for the service that the group provides. Occasional willow weaving and beekeeping workshops also use the space.

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