Courses

We run courses and offer one-to-one training in hedge laying, making biochar, and mowing with a scythe. If you are looking for one to one training, or wish to host a course please use the contact form to get in touch.

Scroll down to see details of upcoming courses. If you are interested in The Devon Hedge Year Course please check out the website.

The Bare Necessities Scythe Course for Beginners on a Budget

At Velwell Orchard, near Dartington

Thursday 14th of July, 2pm – 9pm

For details and to book click here:

Scythe Refresher/Improver’s Course

At Velwell Orchard, near Dartington

Thursday 28th of July, 4pm – 9pm

For details and to book a place click here.

Comprehensive Beginner’s Scythe Course for Early Birds

At Velwell Orchard, near Dartington.

Thursday 4th of August, 10am – 5pm
and Friday 5th of August, 7am – 12noon.

For details and to book a place click here.

Comprehensive Beginner’s Scythe Course for Night Owls

At Velwell Orchard, near Dartington.

Thursday 15th of September, 10am – 5pm
and Friday 16th of September, 2pm – 7pm.

For details and to book a place click here.

Hedge Laying Course for Beginners

Woodland, Near Ashburton.

Thursday 6th of October, 9am – 4pm
and Friday 7th of October, 9am – 4pm
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For details and to book a place click here.

Hedge Laying Course for Beginners

South Devon Steiner School, near Dartington.

Wednesday 19th of October, 9am – 4pm
and Thursday 20th of October, 9am – 4pm.

For details and to book a place click here.

Biochar Workshop

South Devon Steiner School, near Dartington.

Friday 21st of October, 9am – 4pm

For details and to book a place click here.

If you cant make any of the dates above, let us know and we may well be able to arrange another coursee if there are sufficient numbers.

Feedback

“Your knowledgeable, friendly, calm and patient approach was highly supportive for my learning.” – Oz

“Easy, friendly, calm teaching style interspersed with stories and humour was a good mix… Stunning setting and peace and quiet a bonus.” – Helen H.

“I really enjoyed the pace and there was the right amount of repetition so a felt confident making a start on my garden the next morning. I’ve been scything every day since and my teenage daughter is doing some too.” – Jackie A.

“I found your tuition to be excellent, it was so well delivered, real openness and patience and so very informative and enjoyable.” – Ben B.

“Without any exaggeration I can say it was among the most clear and complete instruction that I have ever had.” – Trevor B.