The importance of keeping the skills, knowledge and seed required for growing thatching straw cannot be undervalued as part of the thatching process in the UK. Here we have information from the National Thatching Straw Growers Association.
“The National Thatching Straw Growers Association was formed, by a small group of growers of thatching straw, in the autumn 2010, with a few objectives in mind.
We wanted to establish a forum for growers all over the country to share experience and innovation, to have a united voice to speak up for and promote our industry and products, and to be a focus for research and development.
We want the Association to enable and maintain the highest standards of straw growing for combed wheat reed and long straw thatching, and enable a continued healthy industry for growers and thatchers alike.”