The Living Tipi

In today’s workshop we built and wove a tipi using mostly biological resources. Over the life time of anything we make there is deterioration and eventually things turn into compost. But a living tipi, like a living fence, can be more durable. Using nature and living resources we can train plants to replace the weave and to replace the poles, some small trees happily grow good central poles and will pleach their side branches. We talked about a range of weaving plants and suitable pole plants in the permaculture food forest. Some plants can happily produce both poles and weaving …

Weave Living Fences and Structures

NEWS: for our next weaving/living fence workshop we will build on the great woven base for the Tipi, cut Bamboo (Old Hamii) poles, and started growing plants to weave into the tipi. This is no ordinary TIPI, it will become a living, solar passive playhouse for children and meditative souls, and a great structure for growing vines in and around and a good little windbreak and frost protection. Grow a living TIPI! Next workshop DATE: Wed Dec 9th Noon til 2pm – Weaving the Living Tipi WHAT YOU GET – fun, weaving practice with living and fresh plant material, knowledge …