Scything for Improvers

Saturday 26th September 2015, 10am – 4pm

Looking to improve your scything technique, or to learn more about how to look after your scythe? Join us at Forty Hall Farm for our Scything for Improvers course this September.

At this workshop, you will get a refresher course in how to use a traditional Austrian scythe. We will look in detail at the scything technique, identifying how to scythe efficiently, learn the correct mowing posture, and understand how to identify and correct flaws in scything technique. We will look at how to mow around trees and other obstacles, and how to mow in difficult conditions like on slopes. There will be a session on jig-peening and scythe maintenance, to ensure that your scythe stays sharp and in good condition for ease of mowing.

The course will be led by Clive Leeke, who is a teaching member of the Scything Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI).

Scythes will be provided for use during the day and there will be an opportunity to buy your own scythe at the end of the course. If you’d like to buy one in advance, they can be ordered online from the Scythe Shop.

Places are £55 per person and can be booked in person at the Forty Hall Farm Shop, or can be booked online. Please note that an online booking fee applies.

The course fee includes an organic lunch and all refreshments. Maximum of ten places.

For more information or to find out about the other ‘Forty Hall Farm introduces…’ courses, visit the Forty Hall Farm website.