Published on 03/21/14

Small engine maintenance and repair workshop set at UGA Griffin

Is anything more frustrating than finding time to mow your lawn only to discover your lawn mower won’t start? Keeping a chainsaw running is a chore, too. A University of Georgia class, set for April 11, will teach the basic skills needed to maintain small garden and landscape tools and save money in the process.

Participants will learn how to properly select common garden and landsapce equipment, sharpen hand tools, knives and chainsaws, tune motors and properly prepare engines for long-term storage. The course will also cover the most important tools to have on hand to help maintain and repair landscape equipment.

The class will be taught from 9 a.m. until noon in room 105 of the Student Learning Center on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga.

Taught by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences horticulturist Bob Westerfield, the class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside, hands-on demonstrations. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather in preparation for the outdoor session.

The cost of the course is $39. Pre-registration is required by calling Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or sending an email to

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