London Green Wood is a not-for-profit cooperative and a community of green woodworkers based at Hackney City Farm. Our aim is to encourage crafty-ness, creativity and self-reliance in everybody. From our outdoor woodland workshop, using locally felled wood, we bring heritage crafts to the heart of the city and make basic woodcraft skills available to all. We use hand tools and green wood straight from the log.
We have been running events and teaching courses at our outdoor workshop since 2011. We promise gentle teaching, a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly.
We run courses for adults, for families, for group bookings (away days, bonding, parties or just because) and deliver woodworking sessions in partnership with other community groups.
We are a cooperative. The members’ workshop is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a couple of Sundays each month. During members’ sessions there is no formal teaching but there are people around to advise. Tools and wood are provided. Membership is open to anyone who supports the aims of London Green Wood and has sufficient green woodworking experience to work independently. We teach a 4 day Introduction to the Workshop course for anyone interested in becoming a member of the coop.