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Tool Maintenance & Repair Workshop

190 Old Wells Road, Seaford, VIC 3198
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In the spirit of zero-waste and a circular economy (repair, recycle, reuse, reduce) as part of celebrating Urban Ag month, we will show you how to safely and cheaply repair and maintain hand tools at Down’s Community Farm (DCF). With proper care and a few DIY tips and tricks, there's no reason a good set of gardening tools won't last you a lifetime - or several!

As a small group we will learn how to safely dismantle, clean, sharpen and oil gardening hand tools, such as secateurs, shears, shovels and trowels.

Do you have some old tools in the shed gathering rust and looking the worse for wear?
Are your trusty secateurs not cutting like they used to?
Sick of buying new tools and having to throw them out every few months or years?
Looking to start propagating or grafting but not sure how to get your tools sharp and clean enough for consistent success?
Perhaps you're an urban farmer or DIYer and want to meet others who share your love of restoring and using vintage tools?
If any of these apply, this free workshop is for you!

Limited numbers. Please direct message us to secure your spot. Please be ready to start the workshop at 10:00am sharp.
Site accessibility: Down’s Community Farm has an accessible car park and composting toilet on site for visitors.

Farm is found at 190 Old Wells Road, Seaford VIC 3198, Australia

Other requirements: BYO notepad, pen and a gardening hand tool of your choice such as a pair of secateurs (optional).

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