Taught by Clive Leeke, a nationally renowned hedgelayer, you will learn this ancient craft in good company, in a beautiful London location.
Horsenden Farm is a rural oasis that feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, while being a short tube ride to central London. At Horsenden we have a proud history of keeping rural crafts alive and employing traditional methods to manage the woodlands and the farm. Horse logging, coppicing, greenwood working, hazel weaving, scything and hedge laying are among many rural skills practiced here – crafts that were practiced by our ancestors yet are still relevant today, and that satisfy the senses so much more than modern mechanical methods.
The ‘Introduction to Austrian Scything’ course includes the following:
– How to set up the scythe
– Choice of blades for your own application
– Sharpening (and health and safety)
– Technique and stance
– Personal troubleshooting and observation