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Scything workshop in Dexter June 9

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DEXTER — On Saturday, June 9 Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) will host a workshop from 8 to 11 a.m. on scything at the Joe Sherburne Memorial Garden on the Ripley Road (Route 23).

European style scythes have become increasingly popular recently as homeowners, gardeners, and farmers recognize the specific uses of this ancient tool. Mowing by hand has many benefits for a small operation: simple, quiet, inexpensive, precise, and “runs on oatmeal” instead of gasoline.

But, as with all skills, to use a scythe effectively requires learning and practice. This informal Saturday morning session intends to introduce the European scythe’s use and maintenance to anyone willing to brave the blackflies and dew of an early June morning in the grass.

For more information on DDATT and this event, email info@ddatt.org to get on email news list or call 277-4221 or 924-3836.

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