Adult Opportunities

Tool Sharpening Workshop

Learn how to properly care for garden tools.

Content Detail

Learn how to sharpen garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. A professional horticulturist will explain how properly maintained tools 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.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Katrina Lewin, plant records coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H140


Katrina Lewin, plant records coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Katrina Lewin has a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Illinois and has been a horticulturist at The Morton Arboretum since 2004. She enjoys teaching pruning and plant identification classes and is a frequent speaker at local garden clubs.

What to Know

Bring a tool in need of sharpening, a pair of work gloves, and safety glasses.

Suggested tools include hand pruners, loppers, hand saws, shovels, and spades.

This class takes place outdoors. Dress for the weather.

Program Schedule

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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