Permaculture Tools workshop at Zaytuna Farm with Danial Lawton 27-29 May 2013
By William Hill 1 July 2013
Permaculture Tools owner, Danial Lawton
Permaculture tool expert and business owner Danial Lawton conducted a hand tool workshop at Zaytuna Farm, home of the Permaculture Research Institute at the end of May. Presenting to students of the internship program, he shared his extensive knowledge of his unique hand tools, demonstrating the correct use of them in the field.
Danial prepares to demonstrate correct usage of his permaculture tools at Zaytuna Farm
Danial’s introduction to the ‘old-style’ hand tools was at the Permaculture Research Institute many years ago with implements such as the sickle, scythe, and machete. The efficiency, […]
I have used a large range of sickles in my time as an avid hand tool collector and user.
This is by far the best i have ever used. It is the sharpest i have ever used this is interesting as the serrations are hand punched as it is made by hand. Each individual serration […]
The use of small hand tools in farming can be found all over the world, however in the 1st world many of these tools and skills on how to use, maintain and repair these tools have been lost. If you go to 3rd world countries you can still find these small hand tools still being used today, although western society is driving them out in replacement of small machinery, gripping them in the reliance on fossil fuel. The very interesting thing is almost everywhere you go around the world where they still use small cutting hand tools (sickles) you will find many different types of tools that are almost the same, very similar size and similar curved shape. […]