Garden Hand Tools How-To
Facilitated by Anna Marck
Gardening got you sore? This workshop will teach you how to pick the right tool for the right job, which will create a gardening practice that heals and strengthens your body. We’ll begin by stretching and aligning. We will discuss some basic tool cleaning and sharpening procedures. Then, we will use hand tools from soil knives to wheelbarrows, practicing our technique. Whether you’ve never used a shovel or you’ve got sore hands from using pruners your whole life, you’ll walk away able to reliably create more ease and efficiency in the garden, all held in a framework that honors your physical instrument.
Wear clothing that you can move in and closed toed shoes. Please let us know when registering if you have any limitations on movement or would not be comfortable having light touch physical adjustments from the instructor.
This workshop could be for you if:
- You care about the earth and want to develop a practice of caretaking with longevity in mind.
- You are curious about which garden tools to invest in.
- You love gardening, but are always in pain afterwards.
- You’re a new gardener and want to understand how to use a variety of garden tools.
- You are an old pro who is feeling the effects of gardening wearing on your body.
- You have past injuries that have impeded your success in the garden.
- You’d like to feel rejuvenated and refreshed after time in the garden.
What to bring:
- Gloves, hats, sturdy shoes, water bottle, notepad and pens.
- Location: Gateway Farm
- Date: Saturday, June 10th
- Time: 10am-12pm
- Cost: $40 per person
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