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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Tool Talk – Taking Care of Your Garden Tools

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker, Keith Dekker, taking care of his tools.

Learn about garden tools from Master Gardener and PlantAmnesty volunteer, Keith Dekker, on Thursday, December 9th from noon to 1:00 pm during his Zoom presentation. Dekker will share his preferences for which quality tools to buy, which products to use when sterilizing and lubricating them and, how to extend their life and save money in the process. He will advise attendees on how to keep their tools sharp and clean, and how to store them during the winter months so that they are ready to work in the Spring. “Fall is a great time to inventory your tools, clean them up, and maybe replace some worn parts, including wood handles,” says Dekker.

Keith Dekker has been involved in horticulture for over 45 years. For the last 30 years, his career has focused on the comprehensive care of residential landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. He is a graduate of the 2017 Clallam County Master Gardeners class and was voted intern of the year. Dekker also served as board president of the Clallam County Master Gardener Foundation. He contributes to his community by teaching classes and giving talks to promote best practices for successful, sustainable gardening.

Find a direct link to the Zoom presentation here.

Green Thumb Education Series Presentations are held from 12 to 1 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months. Talks are currently only being offered by online streaming, due to current social distancing concerns with COVID-19. Please see instructions for accessing the live stream. Presentations and associated printed materials will be archived on the local articles and archived presentations portion of our website. These events are free, but donations to help support the WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardener program are appreciated.


December 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Online presentation
WA United States


WSU Extension Master Gardener Program
(360) 565-2679