SFA alumnus James Mills helps Nancy Snoberger find the proper angle to sharpen a lawn mower blade during a recent garden tool maintenance workshop.

The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a seminar "Garden Tool Maintenance for the Mechanically Challenged" from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 at the Agricultural Mechanics Shop on College Street, next to the Military Science Building.

"Dr. Craig Morton, an agriculture mechanics professor, promises to help even the most severely challenged gardeners learn how to sharpen hoes, maintain lawnmowers, and make the weed trimmer purr like a kitten," said Greg Grant, Pineywoods Native Plant Center research associate. Participants should be prepared to get dirty for this hands-on workshop.

Cost is $20 for Friends of SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. To register, contact the Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or erodewald@sfasu.edu.