Mount Hood District of Garden Clubs present Bob Denman, garden tool expert and the only blacksmith in the U.S. specializing in hand-forged garden tools for home gardeners, farmers, landscapers and nurserymen, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River.
Coffee starts at 9 a.m., with the program beginning at 10 a.m.
Denman will present the history, design and use of garden tools organized by general purpose: digging, cultivating, harvesting, planting, raking and weeding.
He drills down to the appropriate choice of tool for a specific task. He also will cover the “newest” old tools such as a broad fork and how to choose the shovel (designed to break ground) or spade (designed to move ground) appropriate for a task.
Denman is a frequent speaker at garden club events, Master Gardener classes and conventions on various gardening topics.
He has been a contributor to Fine Gardening and Horticulture magazines. His articles have also appeared in Small Farm Today and he has a regular column in New Pioneer Magazine, called "Blacksmith Bob.”