An Introduction to Scything – Saturday July 16th – 10am – 4:30pm
The course will cover how to set up the scythe and the mowing technique. We will spend time looking at the sharpening and maintenance of the scythe. We will also discuss haymaking, wildflower meadow management and all types of vegetation. Scythes will be supplied for everyone doing the course, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Scythes will also be available for purchase on the day. Light shoes and raincoat are recommended. Gloves are optional.
Bookings & Information
Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.
You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.
- Workshop prices: €70 per course.
- 10% discount for supporters.
- Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
- Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.
The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.