Learn to Scythe Workshop
Sat 7 Nov, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
In this one-day workshop you will learn to cut grass, trim weeds and harvest grains with this elegant and simple tool – no petrol, low noise and great ergonomic exercise.
You will come away knowing:
how to sharpen and maintain the blade
how to size a snath (handle) to your height
the best postures and actions to use to keep your back happy
the right blade for the job
how to mow and trim in real Australian conditions.
Lunch provided – we will enjoy a ‘plowman’s lunch’ from local and home-made wholesome food.
Two options available:
Option 1. Workshop and Loan.
This is for people who want to give scything a try, but who are not sure they want to invest in the equipment.
Option 2. Workshop and Gear.
Learn how and take home all you need to keep scything. Includes Scythe blade, snath (scythe handle), fitting hardware and sharpening stone.
Date: November 7th, 2015
Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
(address will be emailed on registration)
Cost: Option 1 – $160 Option 2 – $420
Register online here.
More information: Ph. (03) 5470 5313
Joel Meadows (the Happy Reaper) lives in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, and has been scything for 8 years. He is a permaculture educator and energy/building consultant.