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Scything Course

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Scything is becoming popular again as it is good for biodiversity. Scythes have been used since Roman times for cutting vegetation at ground level, and today a modern scythe is surprisingly effective for mowing small meadows, grassy verges, nettles and even lawns. 

The ‘Introduction to Austrian Scything’ course includes the following:

– How to set up the scythe

– Choice of blades for your own application

– Sharpening (and health and safety)

– Technique and stance

– Personal troubleshooting and observation

Bring your own scythe if you have one or use one of ours if you haven’t.

This course is being run at the discounted rate of £35 for the day. Places are limited.

Course will be held at Rosamund Community Garden, Longdown Road, Guildford, GU4 8PP on 1st October, 9.30 for a 10am start, finishing around 3.30pm. You will learn to scythe in our orchard and meadow.  Bring a packed lunch; tea and coffee will be provided.  

To book make a payment of £35 to Sort code: 30-93-74  Account number: 00533088
Account name: Guildford Environmental Forum.
Quote “scything” and your surname, then drop us an email with your full name to  charlotte.gray88@gmail.com.

If you have any queries, please call Charlotte on 07971 000568. 



October 1
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Guildford Environmental Forum


Rosamund Garden GU4 8PP