Sept 17 Scything  with Chris Hayes

Sept 17 Scything with Chris Hayes

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Scything Meitheal with Chris Hayes.

Join us for a day of scything with Chris Hayes .This day long celebration of meadows and scything is part of a series of workshops as part of the Song of the Scythe Project  funded by the Heritage Council.  

If you are a landowner or farmer or gardener , growing a wildflower meadow, have grassland near water or a heritage site or simply want to sustainably manage an area using scything , this is an opportunity to learn more about scything.

The workshop will cover how to set up the scythe and the mowing technique. We will spend time looking at the sharpening and maintenance of the scythe with a special workshop on sharpening and peening.  We will also discuss haymaking, wildflower meadow management and all types of vegetation. Scythes will be supplied for the workshop , but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Meitheal is an old Irish term that describes how neighbours would come together to assist in the saving of crops or in other tasks.On the day we will work together to clear a meadow in Graine which will become the site for the new Tree Nursery.

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Date And Time

17.09.2023 @ 11:00 AM to
17.09.2023 @ 04:00 PM


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