Bookings have been very brisk this summer. I still have a couple of places available on the group course on July 11th and a handful of dates available for private bookings in August and September.
I am, of course, working to the government guidelines with regard to group sizes, physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings . Hand sanitiser and washing facilities will be available to all course participants.
I would ask that you do not attend a course if you are shielding or if you have any symptoms of Covid 19 or been in contact with anyone who has exhibited symptoms within the past 14 days, even if you have received a vaccination.
I would also be grateful if all course participants would consider taking a lateral flow test before attending a course,.
I reserve the right to cancel or abort any course if I feel , for any reason, that it is not safe to proceed.
Get together with some like-minded friends and I can run a one day course for you (max 6 people), either here at Mower Meadow or at your venue.
Or maybe you are a volunteer group - I can tailor a course to your needs.
Cost £70 per person or £300 for the group whichever is lower (travel costs may apply).
I can run one to one courses either here at Mower Meadow or at your venue. The course content will cover everything in the one day group course or can be tailored to your individual needs.
From 5th August 2021 the cost of one to one tuition will be charged at £25 per hour (£35 for two people) plus my travel costs if applicable.
Saturday 29th May - Introduction to scything. Course content below.
Sat 19th / Sun 20th June - Two day course
Saturday will be the one day Introduction to Scything course as outlined below.
Sunday will include early morning mowing, an introduction to haymaking and meadow management plus an opportunity to practise and improve the different types of peening techniques.
Participants may attend one or both days.
Basic camping facilities are available onsite.
Sun 11th July - Introduction to scything. Course content below.
Each day course costs £65 per person
Tea, coffee, cold drinks , fruit and cakes / biscuits will be provided.
To book a place please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
History, anatomy, the different types available and their uses.
Choosing the right tool for the job.
Fitting the scythe to you to minimise the risk of pain and strain and maximise efficiency
Keeping yourself and others safe at work
Coping with differing terrains and vegetation
Looking after your scythe, mastering honing and a chance to try peening.
A chance to discuss haymaking, woodland management, wild flower meadows and anything else depending on your individual or group needs
Somerset Scythe school has very close links with Transition Town Wellington and together we have set up a Community Scything Group..
If you are lucky enough to live in or around Wellington you can join us.
In exchange for a few hours of your time over the summer you will be able to learn the rudiments of scythe use and maintenance as we maintain the increasing number of community orchards and meadows being planted around the town.
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If this piques your interest or maybe is not for you then you can sign up for one of my full Scythe Courses below.
Volunteer scythers in the Community Orchard at Swains Lane Nature Reserve.
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