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Learn to scythe

4 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Saturday 4 September 2021: Learn to scythe – 10am – 12noon. Jeremy Sabel of SSB’s ‘4Bs’ says: “I hope you have been enjoying the wildflowers once again in the village. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that the Apple a Day Orchard at the Doctor’s Surgery has now been scythed but we want to give an opportunity to you all to try scything for yourself.

Please come along at 10am to the wildflower verge outside the play park to try scything for yourself. Anyone who has their own scythe and can safely use it is welcome as well as anyone else who wants to learn or simply come and watch a traditional (and low carbon) activity taking place. You can also help in other ways such as raking up the grasses and loading into dumpy bags. Please bring your own rakes and dumpy bags if you have them. We will transport the grasses/wildflowers to the Marsh Composting Site. Please let me know if you intend coming on the day so I get an idea of numbers. If you need to find us on the day call: 07950 376368.

  • Please do not bring dogs. Children are welcome to watch but cannot participate.
  • All participants must stay at least 1m from each other at all times. If anyone has any symptoms of Covid-19, (high temperature, new and continuous cough and/or loss of sense of taste or smell) they are asked to stay away from the event and will not be allowed to participate.
  • A first aid kit will be available on the day and first aiders will be present. A risk assessment has been conducted and we will run through this on the day
  • In the event of foul weather the event will be postponed.”

FFI contact beesbugs@ssb.org.uk.


4 September, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Jeremy Sabel


Wildflower verge outside South Brent play park
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map