Learn how to use scythes when experts hand cut London Fields meadow
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In a unique opportunity tomorrow, residents can watch and learn how to use traditional farming tools when experts come to hand-cut London Fields meadow to prepare for next year’s crop.
People can learn how to use scythes when work will start on the wildflower meadow tomorrow from 10am until 3:30pm.
Leading the work and the demonstrations is the London branch of the Scythe Association who, as well as tackling the football-pitch sized field, will be on hand to give practical advice.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet member for health social care and culture, said: “Most of the plants will have flowered by now and they will be starting to die so it’s important to remove nutrients from the meadow to enable the flowers to flourish again next year.
“We decided to ask the Association to help us this year as it’s more environmentally friendly than using a vehicle, it’s also healthy for those taking part, and it’s a chance for people to learn a new skill.”
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Residents who want to find out about scything can turn up free tomorrow but those that wish to take part must wear steel toe-capped boots.
For more information, contact Niki Efstratiou, 0208 356 6482.
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