5 Tine Valley Oak Deluxe Broadfork, steel, ash handles
The Valley Oak Broadfork is extremely useful at opening up new ground and loosening compacted soils, while improving the overall structure and health of your garden beds (this tool is also referred to as a U-Bar). Unlike roto-tillers that can harm the beneficial soil fauna, broadforks save valuable earthworms and mycorrhiza fungi, creating vibrant, living soils. Using only human power, these broadforks are remarkable in that they help blend compost and other organics into the soil down to a depth of 12 inches. Durable, triple-welded, foot long steel tines are nearly impossible to bend - even in the most miserable of hardpacks - while the ash handles are more comfortable and easier to grip than steel. Flat, squared treadbar is wide enough for both feet so you have a sturdy place to stand. This well-built, 5-tine permaculture tool is hand crafted with pride near the Pacific Coast and designed to last for generations.