Scything Courses

Learn to mow with an Austrian scythe

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

The next training event is 14th August. Book your place here

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

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* SABI Scything Association of Britain & Ireland


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.

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Wildlife Survey Training 

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

  • Identification

  • Survey techniques

  • Habitat management.

  • Reptile and amphibian ecology

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