I moved to Manchester last year and am really excited to be discovering all kinds of local projects where communities are managing small meadows, orchards and other natural areas. I get the feeling that, living in a largely urban environment, the green spaces are precious resources which the people are taking into their own hands to look after.
Last week I was in Stockport teaching a group how to scythe at Sidings Orchard. The workshop was organised by Helping Britain Blossom.
Come and learn how to scythe yourself at Hullard Park, Manchester on 15th June. You’ll learn to set up, sharpen and maintain the scythe as well as techniques to mow the grass easily, quietly and efficiently. The day costs £80, to book email stevetomlin8[at]gmail.com
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
2 June or 26 July at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
tbc - Sedbergh, Cumbria £80
tbc - Hullard Park, Manchester £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.