The scythe is a brilliant tool for volunteers and I’ve taught groups involved in managing community orchards, meadows, allotments and conservation sites across the UK. Scything is safe, quiet and allows everyone to work at their own pace.
Last week I was invited to Lancaster to teach a group involved in the maintenance of Miss Whalley’s Field above Lancaster. It’s a fabulous urban site with flats on one side and an amazing view over the city. We concentrated our efforts on the orchard, cutting the long grass in between the trees.
If your group would benefit from learning to scythe, send me an email for more details.