Tidying Pondwicks With The Chilterns Green Gym

December 1, 2022

It was great to spend a morning in Pondwicks, Old Amersham, with the Chilterns Green Gym (TCV – The Conservation Volunteers), practicing the ancient way of mowing—scything.

It was wonderfully quiet with only the sound of swishing and the occasional blade sharpening breaking the silence.

Similarly, swapping out noisy, fuel-guzzling machinery for a simple blade must have been a win for wildlife too, giving insects and larger animals the chance to move away while the mowing took place.

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