The Care and Use of the European-style Scythe, with Jared Torkelson

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The Care and Use of the European-style Scythe, with Jared Torkelson

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

$35 – $65

The scythe is a wonderfully efficient tool for the farmer, homesteader, and homeowner alike. It can be used for mowing hay, harvesting grains, maintaining hard to cut areas around trees and fences, or even mowing the lawn. Come learn about getting the right scythe blade for your situation, proper snath (handle) fit, sharpening, and mowing technique. Bring your scythe if you have one. There will be some loaners available for the class. Note: this class will not cover “American-style” scythes.

Instructions: Dress to be outside, and bring your scythe and any sharpening equipment you have.

Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ages: 12+
Location: Thoreau College Campus, Viroqua, WI

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines:

Supporter Level Ticket: $65
If you move through the world with financial ease and the means to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs – you are able to eat out when you want, abundantly meet your needs through employment or can comfortably not work, have access to family wealth, own property, etc. – consider paying at this level, which will help us ensure the long term sustainability of our programs while keeping our offerings accessible to those with access to fewer resources.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $50
If you are able to meet your needs with relative ease while budgeting your educational and entertainment spending – for instance, you are able to take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the work of the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $35
If you struggle to fund your basic needs and have limited access to resources in your family and community, or if you would not be able to access this offering without a discounted payment option, consider paying at this level. We value your presence and contributions to our community and do not want any economic circumstances to be a barrier to attendance!


June 8
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$35 – $65
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Driftless Folk School
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Thoreau College Campus
224 Wisconsin 56
Viroqua, 54665 United States
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