CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator Featured in The New York Times

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In a recent New York Times article, a panel of experts recommended The CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator.

In a recent New York Times article, a panel of experts recommended The CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator: Tedeschi, Bob, "Ergonomic tools that prune away gardening pains (July 3, 2013) print edition (July 4, 2013), "The pains of a garden, pruned away", page D1.

The article was on innovations in ergonomic garden tools. Mr. Tedeschi consulted a panel of gardening experts: Barbara Pleasant, contributing editor to Mother Earth News; Pam Ruch, who managed the test gardens for Organic Gardening magazine; and Bruce Butterfield, research director for the National Gardening Association. According to Mr. Tedeschi, The CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator was the only tool "that all three panelists went out of their way to rave about".

Mr. Butterfield said, "it’s the most efficient tool for taking out weeds," and "it's built like a Russian dump truck so it won’t break.” Ms. Pleasant stated she’s “gotten kind of dependent on it.” Ms. Ruch said, "it’s the best all-around tool for the garden, because you don’t use a twisting motion,” she said. “You’re kind of punching it into the soil, so you’re using your arm muscles rather than your wrist, which is a real area of vulnerability.”

The CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator makes light work of weeding, cultivating, planting and transplanting, and fills the role of several garden tools including trowels, small hand forks, dibbles, and hand hoes. The tool has a unique "cobrahead" shape blade that easily cuts through soil. The blade is a “steel fingernail®” that grabs weeds and pulls them out intact, including the whole root, and is also effective for scalping and cutting off weeds at or below ground level.

Also available in a long handled version, the CobraHead® Long Handle allows gardeners to lift out entire weeds or scalp them off while standing upright. It is an enabling tool for older gardeners and those who have difficulty bending over or kneeling.

Made in Wisconsin, CobraHead tools are produced using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, the highest quality standards, and all U.S. sourced material inputs. The blades of both tools are forged, heat-treated steel. The handle of the small tool is a recycled plastic/organic fiber composite. The long handle is Carolina ash wood. Left-handed or right-handed gardeners will find either tool comfortable to use.

Both tools are available for purchase through the website ($24.95 for the short tool and $59.95 for the long tool) and are also available at select garden stores and catalogs.

CobraHead is a family owned and operated business. They support urban and community gardens, and youth gardening projects internationally by donating tools for use and for fundraising projects.

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