The Right Tools Mean Less Work

Workshop Level: Beginner
Cheryl grew up in rural south-central Nebraska, spending much time on the farms of her grandparents. “They were almost totally self-sufficient, raising beef and dairy cattle, pigs, chickens, bees, grain and a large garden and orchard,” she recalls. “I still remember how good all their food tasted.”

Workshop Description

Garden bed prep, weeding and irrigation can all be easier if you have the best hand tools and learn how to use them. This session will demonstrate several styles of broadforks, hoes and rakes that are guaranteed to make your gardening chores easier.

Speaker Bio for Cheryl Long

Cheryl Long is the editor in chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, and a leading advocate for more sustainable lifestyles. She lives on an 8-acre homestead near Topeka, Kan., powered in part by solar panels, where she manages a large organic garden and a small flock of Welsummer chickens. Prior to taking the helm at MOTHER, she was an editor at Organic Gardening magazine for 10 years.

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