SCYTHE AND GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT COURSES 2021

We are pleased to be able offer once again some outdoor scythe and grassland management courses for small groups. These courses will be based outdoors in open fresh air in meadows full of wild flowers and grasses.

Practical scything & grassland management course

Wednesday 30th June 2021 . Emorsgate Seeds, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. COURSE NOW FULLY BOOKED

This is a ‘hands-on' outdoor event where participants will learn basic practical mowing and blade sharpening skills needed to use a scythe effectively and safely.

Scythe course Honing

We will also focus on how scythe use promotes flexible and practical grassland management strategies which are essential for maximising the wildlife potential of meadows and grassland.

We hope to demonstrate how effectively this can empower and engage individuals and community groups in getting the best from their own sites.

The relative merits of the scythe, petrol strimmers and tractor mowers will be compared.

This event will take place on the sown wild flower meadows around Emorsgate's seed farm. Scythes will be available to borrow or purchase on the day.

Price: £60

COURSE NOW FULL

Practical scything & grassland management course

Saturday 10th July 2021. North Meadow NNR, Cricklade, Wilts.

This course will be set within one of the best floodplain meadows in Britain, famous for its fritillaries in spring. It will focus on how traditional meadow management with a scythe is the key to developing and maintaining diversity such as found in this very special ancient meadow community.

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This is also a ‘hands-on' outdoor event where participants will learn basic practical mowing and blade sharpening skills needed to use a scythe effectively and safely.

 

This course has been arranged with Cricklade Court Leet, a historic organisation who play an important part in the management of North Meadow.

For further information and to book a place on this course go direct to https://crickladecourtleet.org.uk/practical-scything-and-meadow-management/

 

Practical scything course in conjunction with TCV

Monday 31st May 2021, Dickleburgh, Norfolk, IP21 4QA

TCV course


Posted on 18 May 2021,
Category: Events