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How to Use Your Tools the Right Way

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 2:00pm to Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 3:45pm

In-person class at BBG

Expand beyond the spade. A wide variety of tools exist on the market for modern gardeners. But what is really essential and how can you feel confident and competent using the tools you have on hand? Learn about the different tools used for planting, garden maintenance and invasive removal, considering the pros and cons to different tools for particular tasks. Proper tool use and maintenance will be addressed. Students will receive hands-on experience with the tools presented. Led by Bridghe McCracken and Calisha Croney of Helia Nursery.

Bridghe McCracken, founder of Helia Land Design, has over 20 years of experience in land stewardship and designing landscapes, gardens and beautiful food systems. Bridge has a BA in biology from Colorado College, is a Certified Organic Landcare Professional from the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, a Certified Horticulturist from MCLA, a Massachusetts Master Gardener and a graduate and advanced practitioner of the Four Winds Society.

Calisha Croney is the Sustainable Land Care Manager at Helia Land Design and has extensive experience in native garden planting and care.

Advance registration is required.

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