Wick Curiosity Shop


Carbonize your planter

Delighted that we will be holding the next workshop with Charlie Seber at the Cre8 centre. Negotiating Health and Safety took a bit longer then expected as we are planning to start a little fire ...

If you have time on the 2nd of March in the afternoon please come and join us for a practical workshop with local horticulturalist Charlie Seber and Japanese architect Takeshi Hayatsu. We will re-use bathtubs to build a unique plant regulated growing system which will be housed at the new Cre8 Arc in Hackney Wick. Charlie has been experimenting at his home with plant regulated growing systems. These reduce the need for watering and weeding and significantly increase the yield. This workshop will extend the experiment to Hackney Wick and will embrace techniques from the far east. Takeshi will introduce the japanese method of timber scorching: a vernacular treatment developed long before paint systems, and still used in Japan today. The charred timber will both clad the planter and reference Charlie's ongoing carbon experiments which will be discussed during the workshop. No previous building experience is required.

The workshop will start at 2.30 pm on the 2nd of March 2013
at the Cre8 Centre in Hackney Wick

Places for this workshop are limited and RSVP is essential.
To confirm a place email us here