An Introduction to Scything (28/07/18) Saturday, 28th July 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The art of scything dates back hundreds of years and is still a very valid form of land management used today. This course is practically based and will cover the advantages of using scythes today, the range of work scythes can manage, scything safety, tool maintenance and of course, the practical techniques of setting up, learning to mow and sharpening the scythe.
Mark Allery lives in West Sussex where he works as a Woodsman, Bodger (polelathe turner) and Scythesman and has been teaching these specialist skills to beginners for many years.
Mark has all the tools needed to teach on the day. He also sells equipment should you wish to continue scything in future.
Meet at The venue Roll’s Field, Tinsley Green is near Gatwick Airport. Full directions and a map to the parking area will be sent out on booking.