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Starting with a bring and share lunch on the Saturday, you will spend the afternoon learning about setting up, peening and honing a scythe. After a light supper from Huxhams Cross Farm vegetables you will learn the traditional skill of scything short grass. Camping overnight in our orchards will allow you the opportunity to learn about the tradition and technique of scything from Jeremy in a friendly and relaxed environment. You will rise at 6am to cut some longer grass until a delicious breakfast of Huxhams Cross Farm eggs and campfire toast. This course offers the opportunity for lots of hands on experience in all aspects of using the scythe. We find it best if you learn through doing and Jeremy is an experienced scythe teacher as well as also using the scythe for the maintenance of his own small holding. You will also have the opportunity to spend the night on a permaculture designed, biodynamic farm.

You will need your own Austrian Scythe, as well as honing and peening equipment. Jeremy highly recommends purchasing a “cautious beginner’s set” from Simon Fairlie who imports them from Austria. As part of the set he would recommend the “Rasierschnitt 60cm” blade for most uses but if you wish to discuss your individual needs please get in touch with Rachel.

Please note that you will need to bring your own scything equipment for the course - this will allow you the opportunity to learn how to set up your equipment correctly.
If you are unable to bring your own scythe please contact The Apricot Centre and we will organise equipment hire.

Jeremy Weiss
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