At 2 p.m. Saturday, February 18, the Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer “Tools for Gardening Smarter, Not Harder,” a free Garden Basics presentation. This in-person program will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. Space is limited. To reserve a place in the class, register at https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/. Registration closes at 5 p.m. February 17. The class will cover easy-to-find as well as little-known but handy tools for tending the yard and garden, from socks and gloves to clippers and tree-extraction tools.