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Hey folks... Arbutus Folk School had to cancel their scything workshop with the celebrated Alexander Vido... so I decided to offer a quick workshop so that those interested in scythes could get a hands on chance to learn a little.

http://stewardshipinstitute.info/wiki/index.php?title=Scythe_Workshop

Introduction to the Scythe
and other uncomfortably sharp tools
Sunday, May 11
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Limit of 6 people
$10 or Plant Donation

workshop located in a quiet field 6 miles out South Bay Road
RSVP to Paul Cereghino at livestake@gmail.com
Let me know if you'll need help setting up a new kit

Are you interested in mowing swaths of tall grass while listening to birds sing? Would you like to have a wild patch of meadow for harvesting hay, mulch, or bedding. The Austrian sycthe is a beautifully constructed, remarkably efficient hand tool that will change how you think about grass growing. You can mow meadow of any height in the rain or sun and cuttings are left in a tidy windrow. May is a perfect time for mowing the sward.

Sadly Alexander Vito didn't get enough students to make it down to Olympia. This workshop is an impromptu effort to provide Olympians with a quick hands on introduction to field sharpening and using an austrian-style scythe. I have been mowing our acre with a scythe for 4 years, and have a lovely field that is ready to mow, but only have one scythe to share, so bring your own if you have it. I'll also introduce other interesting tools like a kama, japanese brush hook and axe, rice knife, and machette.
 
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