Learn how to Scythe

Sunday 16 July 2017 09:30 to 16:00:


Learn how to scythe

Nigel Adams, a very experienced practitioner and trainer in rural skills, will lead the course. Using Austrian scythes, which are light and adjustable, learn this very useful technique for managing meadows and nature reserves. Scything is a technique accessible to all now using these modern scythes, and it is a very effective and sustainable way to manage wildflower meadows, orchards, churchyards, nettle patches and lawns. It is also quiet, pollution-free and cheaper than a strimmer.

What to Bring

For this course you will need strong footwear and suitable clothes for an English summer (the site is exposed), a packed lunch and a drink.

What we provide

All tools and equipment necessary for the course will be provided and the instructor will run through how each tool should be used during the course. Parking and a toilet will be available on or near to the work site.

To Book: Places are limited and must be booked in advance. The cost is £55 per head. Please contact Neil Jackson (njackson@chilternsaonb.org) at the Chilterns Conservation Board to book your place. Payment can be made by cheque or online via Paypal in our shop.

01844 355523
Organised by:
Chilterns Conservation Board
Aston Rowant Nature Reserve near Watlington
Contact name:
Neil Jackson
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