Thursday, February 4, at 5:30 pm, professional tool sharpener, Paul D Haen of the Sharp Edge, will share his expertise on how to keep your gardening tools sharp. He'll demonstrate proper technique, and explain the basics of good tool care. In addition, he'll sharpen tools for us. Just bring your favorites to Craig Center at the Rock County Fairgrounds and he'll help you get them ready in plenty of time for the growing season.
|Dirty, rusty and dull.|
Haen has been a professional tool sharpener for 14 years. He works his magic out of the back of a pickup truck - at farmer's markets, festivals and events around the area. His business doesn't have a website, or a Facebook page, or a Twitter account. He doesn't advertise using huge billboards or newspaper ads. His business is advertised by word of mouth and business cards and he likes that just fine.
|Paul Haen's main mode of advertising.|
Every gardener knows that a sharp tool make the work go easier. Simple tools like hoes and shovels, hori hori knives and trowels work better when their cutting edges are sharp and clean. So, bring your favorite tools. He'll sharpen the first one for free. After that, depending on the item, the cost for sharpening will be less than $5 each.
This is an approved Master Gardener program which will award you 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending.
|Clean, sharp and ready for spring.|