Scything Workshop


WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

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A one day workshop introducing you to the ancient art of scything.
Scything is a centuries-old practice of grassland management that is quieter, less environmentally impactful, more efficient, and easier to use than a strimmer or mower, the scythe is making a comeback!

Rural or urban, the scythe can work well in any and every location; even the smallest urban garden!

What's more, it requires no fossil fuels, leaves no pollutants, makes (almost) no noise, it keeps you fit and is great fun.

During this course you will learn about:

· Tool selection and set-up

· Health and safety considerations

· Mowing techniques

· Sharpening and maintenance of blade and snath (handle)

· Have the chance to discuss the practical applications including haymaking, wild flower meadows, woodland management and domestic garden use.

Your workshop tutor, Andi Rickard, is a National Scythe champion with 12 years teaching experience and founder of the Somerset Scythe School.

Cost: £100 per person, including a picnic lunch.


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