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Scythes, The Cutting Edge of Power Down

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Scythes, The Cutting Edge of Power Down

Time: June 9, 2009 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E Laurel Rd
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map:
Phone: 360-398-7061
Event Type: educational, social, re-skilling
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2012

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I would like to invite all who are interested to learn a bit about the awesome potential of scythes to come out to Inspiration Farm
This will be an informal afternoon info sharing and hands on session with a early evening potluck to follow.
As Alexander Vido from has said " we view the scythe as a “gift from the past for the future” — a future which is approaching at a very rapid pace..."

The first part of the event we will discuss all things scythe related and see a few different types. There will be a chance to try them out and see them in action.
If you have a scythe please bring it for show and tell. Please bring any other favorite power down tool that you like for that matter.
Later we can have a pot luck and get to know each other. A bond that can become a part of Transition Laurel!

Please bring a dish to share and drinks if you like. Bringing your own plates or bowls and utensils will save on paper plates. We have a way to heat or cool any dishes that need it.
Kids are welcome.
This is a free event.
Looking forward to meeting those that can make it.

Inspiration Farm
mailing address:
619 E. Laurel Rd Bellingham, Wa. 98226
Ph 360-398-7061

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Comment by Heather K on June 7, 2009 at 4:46pm
Oh the beauty of hand tools!
We used a scythe to build our soil tilth years ago when cutting the cover crop.
Now our soil is rich & deep!
A book on topic is:
The Scythe Book (Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, & harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools) by David Tresemer IsBN 0-938670-00

I will miss the demonstation but hope to swing by after my town commmittment hopefully before sundown....I'll bring my empty compost tea bucket in case there is any extra in the batch brewing. :-)

Right now I'm brewing up a batch of comfrey, horsetail, charcoal-bunny mix, compost, & earthworm castings with some kelp.

Brian, do you have a favorite brand of a hand-pumped backpack foliar sprayer?
I'm considering a SOLO.
Comment by Angela MacLeod on June 7, 2009 at 8:44am
Thanks Brian, I like the way you write up these things. Clear, concise, fun and welcoming.

Comment by Cyndy Sheldon on June 6, 2009 at 11:41pm
Thank you for the invite, Brian. I so enjoyed visiting your farm last week! I won't be able to be there on Tuesday as I'll be in Seattle all day. Cyndy
Comment by Ginger Kennell on June 6, 2009 at 8:19pm
Oh, got it, never mind ;) 3-7

Comment by Ginger Kennell on June 6, 2009 at 8:18pm
What time will the event begin?


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