Published on 02/02/18

Learn to maintain and repair small engine equipment at a class set for UGA-Griffin

By Sharon Dowdy

A University of Georgia Cooperative Extension class, set for Friday, Feb. 23, will teach the basic skills needed to maintain small gardening and landscaping tools and save money in the process.

Participants in the Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Workshop will learn how to properly select, troubleshoot and maintain common garden and landscape 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 maintain and repair landscape equipment.

Taught by UGA Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield and Troup County Extension agent Brian Maddy, the class will consist of indoor lectures and outside, hands-on demonstrations. Participants should dress for the weather in preparation for the outdoor session.

The class will be taught from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in room 104 of the Student Learning Center on the UGA Griffin campus. The cost of the course is $49 and includes instruction, break refreshments and lunch. To register online with a debit or credit card, go to, or preregister by contacting Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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