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Thursday, July 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Rise of the Scythe | Jesse Cottingham

For many generations all over the world, the scythe has been used in our gardens, yards, grain plots, hay fields and orchards. By turning to this human powered tool instead of gas powered machines, we prevent pollution to our planet and engage in a physical activity which helps us stay healthy and connected to the land under our feet.

In this introduction to scything, we will look at mowing and harvesting techniques, sharpening and maintenance. We will also look at the the european style sickle, little sister to the scythe and harvesting tool of choice for many small grain growers. There will be time for questions and hands on with the tools.

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Jesse Cottingham

Jesse Cottingham lives in a tiny solar-powered cabin packed with simple tools and cutting edge technology. In the winter he can be found on the slopes working as a snowboard patroller. Spring and Fall he travels the country as a professional photographer. In the summer he grows f... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds 33 Constitution Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976