Category Archives: scythe courses

Learn to Scythe workshop in North Wales

The first Learn to Scythe course for 2022 was at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park at Holywell, North Wales. I was teaching a group of volunteers who will be using the scythes to manage areas of wildflower meadow around the site. … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe workshops 2022

Spring is here! Sunday was the Vernal Equinox and it’s great to feel the weather improving and the season turning. Leaves are appearing on the trees, the council have been out cutting the grass so scything season must be nearly … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in Yorkshire feedback

Lovely feedback from the Learn to Scythe course at Broadrake in Yorkshire this week. Dear Steve – just a quick note to say many, many thanks for such an excellent scything course yesterday. It was truly wonderful, perfectly organised, and … Continue reading

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Aire Rivers Trust scythe course

I had a great day in Bradford teaching volunteers for the Aire Rivers Trust how to scythe in order to manage a new meadow which they are establishing. Sam Riley-Gunn, the project officer sent this great feedback: I can honestly … Continue reading

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Learn to scythe student video

Here is Martin on his first day of scything, easily cutting a terrific swath through the meadow. My teaching methods can help you learn to scythe easily and efficiently even if you are a complete beginner, visit my Learn to … Continue reading

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National Meadow Day 2021 scythe training

I spent National Meadow Day 2021 in south Cumbria teaching a group some peening and scything improvers skills during a course organised by Arnside & Silverdale AONB and Plantlife. Several of the group had previously attended my Learn to Scythe … Continue reading

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Scythe training in Cumbria for wildflower plantsman

Martin contacted me wanting to learn to scythe at his site in Cumbria where he has started to grow wildflower meadow plants in a nursery at his home. Meaburn Wildflowers is based up in Dufton where Martin has a beautiful … Continue reading

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York Gate Garden scything course

I’ve been in Leeds teaching the team of gardeners at York Gate Garden how to scythe in their wildflower meadow. I’d never heard of the garden but it’s a beautiful, hidden gem in the north of Leeds and absolutely immaculate … Continue reading

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Community scything in Manchester’s wildflower meadow

I’ve beenĀ  back to Hullard Park in Trafford, Manchester to run a scything refresher for the volunteers who are helping to manage the wildflower meadow in the park. Even though it’s a whole year since they last picked up a … Continue reading

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Scything course for Green Angels in Staffordshire

For the last two days I’ve been in Staffordshire teaching a group of volunteers how to scythe. Green Angels is a programme of outdoor training courses run by The Land Trust to give people new skills and experience. We worked … Continue reading

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