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Local councils join No Mow May 2024

It’s great to read that 40 local councils have signed up to No Mow May 2024 to leave some of their verges and parks to grow and increase biodiversity. Is your local council one of them?

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Spoon carving workshop for beginners

Spoon carving is a brilliant way to get into all kinds of wood carving. During my beginner’s courses, you’ll learn how to carve with an axe and knives to create a spoon right from a log to the finished product. … Continue reading

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Scything course in Cumbria

Very welcome cooler weather for the Learn to Scythe course at Brigflatts Meeting House in Sedbergh today. It’s a beautiful venue for the course and lovely to see the meadow changing over the years that I’ve been teaching and scything … Continue reading

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Learn spoon carving in Manchester 2023

My spoon carving workshops for 2023 are booking up. Come and join me in Chorlton, south Manchester if you fancy learning some new skills this year or just having a day away from screens to do something practical and fun. … Continue reading

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No Mow May 2022

I’m very pleased to see that the No Mow May campaign is being repeated by Plantlife this year after the success of 2021. Allowing the grass and other plants to grow during the early part of the season provides early … Continue reading

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The art of the exceptional at Fortnum & Mason

In partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST),¬†Fortnum & Mason will be hosting a series of exhibitions in their Piccadilly store to celebrate the wealth of talent across food and crafts, culminating in a handmade unique one-off Platinum Jubilee … Continue reading

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Rural skills weekend – scything demo in Staffordshire

On Friday I’ll be doing a scything demonstration and offering have-a-go sessions at Silverdale Country Park as part of their rural skills weekend. It’s a fabulous site and should be a brilliant event. Some of the activites require booking at … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe place available

Due to a cancellation, 1 space is available on my Learn to Scythe course at Slaidburn in Lancashire on 23rd July. To book, please email stevetomlin8(at) gmail.com

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Spoon carving workshop at Harrogate

What could be nicer than spending a day in the woods, making something and chatting with lovely people in between breaks for coffee and homemade food? My most recent spoon carving workshop was hosted by Kith Homestead, just outside Harrogate … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in Yorkshire – extra date for 2021

Due to demand, I have added an additional Learn to Scythe course date for 12th August 2021. Based at Broadrake bunkhouse in the Yorkshire Dales with views of Ingleborough and the Ribblehead Viaduct, come and learn to use a scythe … Continue reading

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