2022 Annual Report

About London Green WoodLondon Green Wood (LGW) is a cooperatively-run workshop. We teach green woodwork using traditional techniques, hand tools and locally grown wood straight from the log. We have been creating opportunities to learn heritage and ‘rural’ crafts in Hackney since 2011. We are currently based at Hackney City Farm. By creating a space […]

Black Friday

Every year on Black Friday our generous booking partners Obby.co.uk fund a 30% discount on all our courses, and 2023 is no different. On 25th November only. On this day London Green Wood awkwardly straddles the conflicting ideologies between Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day. We don’t believe in mass consumerism, but we do think […]

London Design Festival

We’ve been tidying up the workshop, because this year we are part of Shoreditch Design Triangle. The Shoreditch Design Triangle is a cultural event that celebrates the creative industry in East London. Running 17th-25th September 2022. Now in its fourteenth year, the Shoreditch Design Triangle has become one of the largest districts in the London […]

2021 Annual report

” We had a wonderful day, and came away wanting more, so already planning our next session. Thanks so much! “ Apart from our courses and occasional funded projects, London Green Wood is run by volunteers. This year we are 10, we were founded as a community organisation at the end of 2011. So far […]

Support for Ukraine

Along with other makers from around the world, London Green Wood are taking part in an online fundraising auction for the people of Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross DEC Ukraine Appeal. Please get involved; tell your friends, neighbours and family and help us help! London Green Wood members are donating […]

Mental Health Awareness month

LGW coop member and tutor Samuel Alexander on why he loves spoon carving and how it helped him to recovery from depression and anxiety: ” As we approach the end of mental health awareness month, I’d like to share with you just how important green woodworking is to me and how by practicing a heritage […]

Tier 4 lockdown

The workshop is now closed due to the Tier 4 lockdown. Courses have been rescheduled and membership has been suspended until we can open again. We are giving away wood for carving at home at the workshop gate every Friday lunchtime throughout lockdown. This is limited to 2 pieces of wood per person. The last […]