Hand-Powered Scything

Looking for a hands-on experience with traditional rural skills? Look no further than Handpowered’s scything workshop at Radical Bakers Summer Gathering!

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced scyther, the workshop is suitable for everyone over the age of 16. Expert instructor Danny will cover scythe selection, set-up, mowing technique and maintenance, giving you all the tools you need to get started with this ancient craft. And with a large and shaggy field to practice on, you’ll have plenty of space to perfect your technique. Danny will be running sessions at Midday each day, he will provide all the equipment you need, so all you need to bring is suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. And if you fall in love with scything, Handpowered will have scythes, scything equipment and wildflower meadow creation equipment for sale at our marquee.

At Handpowered, we’re passionate about using traditional skills to manage land in an ecologically friendly way. In addition to scything, we also offer tuition in hedge laying and drystone walling, as well as contract work for those looking to manage their land sustainably. More information and contact details on our website www.handpowered.co.uk.

Join us at Radical Bakers Summer Gathering for a hands-on experience with this traditional skill.