Scything courses at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust
Scythe Courses 2012
The Scythe is the ideal tool for the garden or smallholding.
It is versatile, green and fun to use!
The following courses are being held on the wildflower meadows of Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust in South West Wales, led by experienced mower and Scythe teacher Philip Batten.
Philip was taught to scythe by the renowned scythe master, Peter Vido at the first West Country Scythe Festival in 2005. Since then, the scythe has become an indispensable tool. Philip has won medals for the quality of his scything and now teaches at the festival as well as at the Trust.
Introductory Scythe Courses
All you need to know to get you started using a scythe!
The course will look at set up, mowing techniques, sharpening and peening. Learn how to mow a lawn, cut a hay meadow, control brambles and scrub and much more. All equipment provided.
A great introduction before you buy your first scythe.
20th May, 29th July, 11th August or 8th September 10am-4pm Cost £40
Scythe Workshop /
If you already have an Austrian scythe, this workshop will help get it working even better for you
Including help to get your scythe set up just right for you, mowing and sharpening / peening sessions to perfect your technique and advice on blade selection for your particular circumstances.
Get your scythe working harder!
28th July Cost £40
Sharpening and Peening Workshop
The key to relaxed, easy mowing that is gentle on your body is a
REALLY sharp blade.
Learning to peen and sharpen well will transform your mowing experience. Bring along your blade to this hands on workshop to learn how to get it into the best mowing condition, with expert help on hand. Subjects covered include in-field honing, setting up and using a peening station and an
in-depth exploration of free-hand peening and blade repair
14th July Cost £40
New! Scythes for sale!
We now have a selection of Austrian-style scythes, blades, peening and sharpening equipment available to buy.
Contact us for details
Camping space is available for all courses if you are traveling from further afield, or contact us for details of local B&B
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