The Art of Scything

National Tour New Zealand

Replace your noisy, smelly lawn mower. Enjoy birdsongs, the smell of the grass, the satisfaction and have fun.

Introductory Class for beginners and those wanting to improve their scything techniqu • Select the right scythe for the job and set it up to fit you. • Mowing tai chi style, using a range of blades, ergonomic ‘snaths’ (handles). • Techniques for harvesting, grass cutting, lawn mowing and difficult situations • Demonstration of scythe maintenance: including peening, whetting and blade repairs. Tutor: Christoff Schneider, trained with Austrian Scythe Association Scythe equipment available for use and purchase on the day


Nelson: 17th Nov, 9.30 – 12.30 am (1 session only) - location details on registration Golden Bay: 18th Nov (2 separate sessions) 9 am - noon (at Tui Community, Wainui Bay), 2 - 5 pm (at King's property, Paton's Rock) Motueka: 19 Nov (2 sessions), Atamai Ecovillage

COST: $60 (limited to six people per session for personalised instruction)

REGISTRATION Nelson & Golden Bay: Motueka: * Registration is essential, due to the number limit. * Payment (in full) can be done via the website below. No discounts available. * Local venue and directions emailed upon registration. * Golden Bay: morning venue is Tui Community, Wainui Bay, afternoon venue is Bruce & Jessica King's property at Patons Rock. On registration, please inform which timing/venue you prefer.

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