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Caring for Your Garden Tools
Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Contact: mgsmsf@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Master Gardeners of San Mateo & SF Counties

Caring for Your Garden Tools

Description: A regular maintenance routine keeps your garden tools in good working order and helps them last longer. Tools not only need to be sharp, but also clean and sterile. Tools that are exposed to plants or soil with bacterial, fungal or insect infestations can spread those problems throughout the garden. It only takes a few minutes after each gardening session to take care of your tools and protect your garden the next time they are used.

UC Master Gardener Presenters 

  • Lisa Putnam: Lisa has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently manages a small, sustainable organic farm in Woodside and is a Master Composter. Lisa’s passions include soil and compost. Along with her sister Kathleen, she has been teaching gardening at Lyngso Garden Materials, the San Mateo County Fair and Garden Clubs for the past 16 years.
  • Kathleen Putnam: Kathleen is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a certificate in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco. Kathleen’s passions are fruit trees and soil. Along with her sister Lisa, she has been teaching vegetable gardening and pruning techniques at many venues for the past 16 years.

Registration is Required: Please click here. Registration closes on June 1 at 6:00 pm.