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Scything Courses

As a registered SABI* trainer in the use of Austrian Scythes a number of courses are offered throughout the year.

A days training includes

  • Anatomy of the scythe

  • Setting up the scythe

  • Mowing techniques

  • Blade honing with a whet stone

  • Meadow management

  • Peening the blade using a jig

  • Maintenance of the scythe and blade through the year

 

Community groups, charities and local interest groups can book scythe training days at discounted rates.

I can also offer one to one courses for individuals.

You might like to join the North East Cereal Killers

 

* SABI Scything Association of Britain & Ireland

Go to my risk assessment and insurance documents page.

Scythe courses

Upcoming scything courses

Learn to Scythe

A full day course on how to mow with an Austrian scythe

on Saturday July 27th.

at Intake Lane

Hexham 

NE46

Tickets can be bought from 

Eventbrite

Full details from the Eventbrite page.

A full day course on how to mow with an Austrian scythe
On 
Saturday 3rd August
Birkenpath, Ninebanks
Northumberland NE46
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Tickets can be bought from
Eventbrite

Full details from the Eventbrite page.

Ditch the strimmer, come along and enjoy learning this traditional skill in the wonderfull setting.

Experienced scythe instructor John Grundy has been teaching across the region and nationally for over ten years.

John is a registered instructor with the

scything association of Britain and Ireland. (SABI)

The scythe is fast becoming a popular tool of choice for many gardeners, conservation charities and community garden groups.

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Gardening Talks 

I am available to travel to your venue and present a range of talks based around

  • Creating and managing a wildlife pond

  • Creating and managing a wild flower garden.

  • Formal lawns v's wild flower lawns or meadows.

  • Replacing exotic species of flowering plant with natives.

Wildlife Survey Training 

I am available to travel to your own venue to give a range of training based around:

Gardening Talks
Widlife Survey Training
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