Landscaper and gardener Phil Stob will address the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club on "Tool Care and Sharpening for the Home Gardener," at its next meeting, at 7 p.m. this Thursday (Jan. 14) via Zoom.
Stob, a gardener for 50 years, is an engineer by profession but uses his spare time to grow and plant trees all over his community. He also is a "gear head" who collects tools, picking up many from garage sales and Craigslist, and he says he has learned that an old sharp tool will outperform most of the new tools available.
Stob's talk will focus on tool sharpening as club members are about to get their garden tools ready for spring. He is a firm believer that well maintained garden tools make a job easier and more enjoyable, plus says the clean cuts result in healthier plants.
The public is invited to the talk as well as club members. For Zoom meeting details, email [email protected]
During the pandemic, garden club work parties practice social distancing and wear masks as they service the Sensory Garden in Pleasanton, Hansen Park Rose Garden and Eden Garden in Livermore.
To learn more about the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club, go to www.lavgc.org.