Introduction to Scything Workshop

Following on from the successful scything workshop last year, Flora Locale are once again returning to the green and pleasant Compton Verney to deliver a beginners workshop.

Clive Leeke explaining the history of scything
Clive Leeke explaining the history of scything

At this beginner’s workshop you will be personally fitted with a scythe and learn to use and maintain it to efficiently mow your garden, allotment, orchard or meadow. Starting from setting up the scythe, you will discuss safe working practices and then start to mow. Learn to care for your scythe: avoiding damage, sharpening the blade, and peening the edge will be covered in this “hands-on” day. The history of the scythe and its use in maintaining wild flower meadows and ecologically sensitive grassland will be discussed.

A steep but thoroughly enjoyable learning curve!

Time/date of training: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Wed 20 July 2016 

Location: Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Facilitator: Clive Leeke

Fee: £100.00 / £75.00   The reduced concession price is available for employees and volunteers with charities, parish councils, fulltime students and those not economically active.

Bookings/enquiries must be made direct with Flora Locale, on the following link. Click Here!

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