The story of garden tools is the story of civilization. Although tools have evolved from
sticks and stones to bone and wood, to a wide range of modern plastics and metals,
the work we do with the tools hasn't changed much. Seth Pauley of Red Pig Garden
Tools will talk about how garden tools evolved and how their history informs what
tools we use today. He will also cover how to choose the right tool for the job, offer
tips for digging and weeding more efficiently in the garden, and answer questions.
The audience will be challenged by Seth's intriguing collection of old and unique
tools - what on earth did they use that for? The artisans at Red Pig Tools are the only
blacksmiths in the United States specialized in hand forged garden tools for home
gardeners, nurserymen, landscapers, and farmers.