I’ve had a cancellation on my Learn to Mow course on 19th May 2013 so there is now a space available for any of you who want to come and learn to use a scythe properly.
The venue is the beautiful smallholding Sprint Mill, Burneside just outside Kendal. We’ll spend the day setting up the scythe to fit your body and then get straight out to the field to learn and practise my gentle efficient mowing style. Lots of time and a small group means I am able to watch every person and offer individual guidance on developing your technique. I’ll also teach you to hone the blade safely in the field for a razor edge and show you how to peen and care for your scythe.
Scythes and all equipment are provided and scythe kits are available to buy on the day so you can take home your scythe already set up and sharp to continue your mowing.
I have taught over a hundred people the pleasures of mowing with a scythe including National Trust wardens, the garden team at Highgrove and John Craven for BBC tv’s Countryfile so you’re in the best hands to start your scythe adventure. Read about my previous courses: http://scytherspace.wordpress.com/category/courses/
A comprehensive and practical guide to working with an Austrian scythe. Perfect if you cannot attend a course or as a reference guide following tuition.
Learn to Scythe Courses 2019
3 August at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
Peening Workshop 11th October, Slaidburn £80
More dates to follow
You can also book me to teach 1-to-1 or group workshops at your own venue. See the Learn to Scythe page for more info.