Thatching revival rescues ancient craft

From the Telegraph: Thatching revival rescues ancient craft.

A boom in demand for thatched roofs has rescued the centuries-old English craft of reed-cutting from the brink of extinction.

New schemes have been launched to begin harvesting reeds commercially in wetlands across Britain and a new generation of apprentices is learning the ancient trade to meet the soaring requirements of the thatching industry, [continue]