Austrian Scythes

Scything Without Effort And Tears

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Introduction to the Austrian Scythe

One day course

Two day courses also include

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


London Haymaking Festival

Scything Workshop: 2-hour taster sessions

24 & 25 June 2017

at Walthamstow Marshes

to book your place, please email Kathrin Böhm 

or phone: 07941 696515

Click HERE for website

“Thank you so much for Saturday. I think everyone really enjoyed it and I've received good feedback from everyone I asked about the course.”

Kate McGeevor, Course at Forty Hall, Herts, September 2013.

“Many thanks for organising the excellent course on Saturday: I learned lots, enjoyed myself, and you even got some of your weeds chopped down! Clive is an excellent tutor, very relaxed and friendly, and the course was well worth the money.”

Rachel Cassidy, Course at Earth Trust, Oxon, September 2013

“Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the scythe course on Saturday. It was an excellent blend of practical and theory with some interesting background along the way. Think everyone came away having made a good start. Today I cut for around 5 hours, I was absolutely itching to get started and was generally pleased with the result.”   

Rob Chew, Course at Earth Trust, Oxon, July 2013.

“I was under the misconception the day would be spent scything with a heavy sickle, back breaking in the searing heat whereas the day was very enjoyable and relaxing. We spent a lot of time getting the scything action correct, which is upright, and the scythe is extremely light. We also learnt how to sharpen and peen the blade, which is vital to making the cutting easier and quicker. It was a lot easier than I had anticipated and the icing on the cake was a lovely day in the flower meadows and the smell of cut grass!”

Jenny Carter, Course at Earth Trust, Oxon, 2012