Learn to Scythe

With Jeremy Weiss
At Velwell Orchard

Saturday 10th of August, 2pm – 6pm
Sunday 11th of August, 6am – 10am

Cost: £60/£40 concessions. Includes vegetarian, gluten free supper and breakfast, plus refreshments and camping.

This beginners course will introduce you to the correct use of the scythe. You’ll learn how to set it up properly according to your body’s proportions, how to peen and hone the blade, and mow using universal principals of motion so that you can mow easily and efficiently without stressing your body. We will also discuss meadow and lawn management for the benefit of wildlife and humans, how to make hay, and the use of grass cuttings as mulch.

Velwell Orchard is a 2 acre biodynamic smallholding between Buckfastleigh and Dartington. You will need your own scythe, as well as honing and peening equipment. You can purchase these from Simon Fairlie Scythes. I will be happy to discuss options with you before you order. I do have two scythes that I’m happy to loan, but I prefer it if you have your own equipment.

To book a place please contact Jeremy on 07962 432317, jeremydweiss@yahoo.co.uk. Only four places are available so please book early!