Our holiday gift guide

For the person in your life that likes plants more than people, check out our recommended gifts below.

The gardening gifts we've chosen below are what we actually use ourselves at Sarvodaya Farms.  They've stood the test of time through everyday use by our farmers, and we think the gardener in your life (maybe that's you?) will absolutely love them.  Many of these are very hard to find, and we've had to maneuver our way into sourcing several of them.  We hope they bring a smile to your face and ease to your joints!

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Our Favorite Pruning Tools

Niwaki GR Pro Hand Pruner / Secateur
Niwaki GR Pro Hand Pruner / Secateur
Niwaki GR Pro Hand Pruner / Secateur
Niwaki GR Pro Hand Pruner / Secateur

Niwaki GR Pro Hand Pruner / Secateur

$96.00

This is it folks. We've tried them all - Felcos, Bahcos, Coronas, Fiskars, they all pale in comparison to Japanese hand pruners, and this here the workhorse of them all.  Hand forged in Japan out of two pieces of steel, these pruners are the ones you can pass down to your grandchildren, and the ones we're all using on the farm. 

These pruners are made with a very hard steel that has exceptional edge retention - they will stay sharp through tree pruning after tree pruning.  And they come razor sharp so the wear of cutting through tree branches doesn't reach your wrist or forearm or shoulder.

It's time to retire that $20 pair of pruners that is giving you all the aches, and settle down with a tool that will support you in all the right places instead.

Leather Sheath for Hand Pruners

$15.00

KORUBARA 100% Camellia Oil for pruners

$12.00
ARS LPB-30L Japanese Lopper
ARS LPB-30L Japanese Lopper
ARS LPB-30L Japanese Lopper
ARS LPB-30L Japanese Lopper

ARS LPB-30L Japanese Lopper

$112.00

For bigger cuts (more than 3/4 inch, and up to 2 inches), you're going to need a lopper and the ARS Lopper is the best we've tried.  Its got aluminum handles so its super light, which makes for very easy overhead cuts. Of course, the Japanese steel cutting blade is wickedly sharp, so it makes easy work of major pruning jobs.

Again, this is the tool we use on our own farm, and we prune nearly 80 trees every year with them.  Several of our customers with big orchards have bought multiple, so that the family can prune together.

ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw
ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw
ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw
ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw
ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw
ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw

ARS Japanese Folding Pruning Saw

$45.00

Cutting off a major branch? You don't need a chainsaw, you just need a super sharp handsaw, and this is the one.  The ARS folding saw extremely sharp and ergonomically designed.  You can easily cut through branches up to 6 inches, which is more than sufficient for most home orchards.

For added convenience, this saw folds in half so you can slip it in your pocket on your pruning adventures, and store it safely during the off season.

Bareboot Blackberries, Strawberries, and Blueberries plants are available for pre-order and will ship late January.

Everyday Tools They'll Love

Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan
Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan

Hori Hori, Stainless - Made in Japan

$32.00

The every day use tool the gardener in your life will love.  The Hori Hori is the Japanese gardening tool that can do it all.  It's got a plain blade on one edge to slice through soil and a serrated blade on the other to cut through roots, plus it is conveniently marked with inches and centimeters to make planting to the right depth easy.

Unlike most Hori Hori's on the market, ours is Made in Japan with Japanese Stainless Steel, so you know it will last.  It also comes with a convenient carrying sheath.

Use your Hori Hori to weed, plant, divide perennials, even cut sod. This tool is a favorite amongst many of our customers.

Ohta Knives FK series
Ohta Knives FK series
Ohta Knives FK series
Ohta Knives FK series
Ohta Knives FK series
Ohta Knives FK series

Ohta Knives FK series

$60.00

Handmade knives that are beyond beautiful and excellent for daily use as harvesting knives or as grafting knives. Delivered razor sharp.

Ohta's knives are simple, elegant, and supremely effective.  These FK series knives are based on a Japanese military knife design called Higonokami, and have been updated with quality hardwoods and modern steel.  These knives consist of just three pieces: the solid wood handle, the hinge, and the blade.

The knife is an old-school "friction folder," meaning you press down on the tab on the end of the blade with your thumb to prevent it from closing.  For these custom ordered knives, we've chosen an extremely dense, resilient and American native wood for the handles: Desert Ironwood.

Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables
Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables

Wonder Waterer Gold - Watering Wand for Seedlings & Vegetables

$47.00

The watering tool you didn't know you needed.  The Wonder Waterer delivers water in a mesmerizingly soft gentle rain, unlike any other watering wand you've ever seen.  You'll want to swap your shower head with this baby.

We tried several other watering wands and nozzles for watering seedlings before we found the Wonder Waterer.  The spray it produces is super fine and comes out very soft.  Even at full pressure, the gentle spray won't damage young seedlings, and soaks soil in small pots or plug trays really well.  A must have for anyone starting seeds at home or the small farmer. Comes with a BRASS shut-off valve that's super easy to turn on and off with just your thumb and lasts for years and years.

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