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Traditional Mowing of a Meadow – The Return of the Scythe | events
15 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm| Free
Cut the long grass of a wildflower meadow in the old fashioned biodiversity- friendly way using traditional hand-held scythes. The grass that is gathered will be bailed into haycocks and be used as nutrient rich fodder for some lucky cattle on a farm in rural Galway.
The meadow was planted a few years ago with a myriad of native wildflowers and has become a haven for pollinators such as bees and butterflies whose populations are declining alarmingly due to intensive chemical-based farming.