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Tool-Sharpening Workshop

Schedule and Location

Thornhill Education Building

  • Section A: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (CANCELED)
  • Section B: Saturday, March 30, 2019,11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (SPACES AVAILABLE)

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen. Arboretum horticulturist Katrina Lewin will explain how properly maintained tools will make a difference for both you and for your plants. Learn safe and proper techniques for sharpening and maintenance. This class will be held outdoors, so check the forecast and dress appropriately.

A gloved hand holds pruners next to a bare branch.


Course number



Megan Schrock

Course Details

  • Notes: Held outdoors. Limit 20
  • Supplies: Bring up to three tools in need of sharpening, a pair of work gloves, and safety glasses. Dress for the weather.

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