Category Archives: scythe courses

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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Learn to scythe course feedback 2020

Lovely feedback from a recent scything course; pictured is Roger scything well during the course at Bell Sykes in Lancashire. I am teaching Learn to Scythe on 4th Sept at Chapel-le-Dale, please email steve[at]stevetomlincrafts.co.uk if you’d like to book a … Continue reading

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Scything course at Lancashire Coronation Meadow

After a difficult start to the scythe season, it was great to be back with a group learning to scythe at Bell Sykes farm in Lancashire. Bell Sykes is the Coronation Meadow for the county and the meadows are a … Continue reading

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