Tool-Sharpening Workshop

Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen. Arboretum horticulturist Katrina Lewin will explain how properly maintained tools will make a difference for both you and for your plants. Learn safe and proper techniques for sharpening and maintenance. This class will be held outdoors, so check the forecast and dress appropriately.

Instructor: Katrina Lewin
Notes: Held outdoors. Limit 20
Supplies: Bring a tool in need of sharpening, a pair of work gloves, and safety glasses. Dress for the weather.


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Schedule and Location

Saturday, March 10, 2018, or Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Section A: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Thornhill Education Center
  • Section B: Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Cudahy Room, Administration Buidling

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.