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Hypertufa Workshop - Oct 3

Hypertufa Workshop - Oct 3
Hypertufa Workshop - Oct 3
Hypertufa Workshop - Oct 3

October 3
9am or 2pm
Take-it, Make-it Workshop



General Public $35
Members $31.50

Get messy and creative with one of our most popular workshops – now at home! Fashion your own planting container from peat moss, Portland cement and perlite! Hypertufas are a great way to create a garden container from scratch! We will walk you through the technique to create your own planter... you can then use the skills you learn to make any shape hypertufa you like in future.

They are fun to make, rustic, whimsical and totally unique! Hypertufa ingredients (portioned peat moss, Portland cement and perlite) and a dish pan are included. Students will also need to provide their own bucket/bowl, hand trowel, a large plastic bag, gloves, and face covering to prevent inhaling dust. 

Get Messy & Get Gardening!

In order to maintain the safest environment possible, class will be offered via Zoom Meeting, a free online audio-visual platform.  

Curbside pick-up for mixing ingredients and dish pan will occur from 4:30-5:30pm Wednesday, October 1. Check out the supply list.

Class Information and Procedures

Meet your instructor Jolene Baj

Jolene has been an educator, instructor and coordinator at the Botanical Gardens for over seven years.  Jolene coordinates and teaches hands-on programs for students of all ages and abilities, facilitates adult workshops, outreach programs and so much more!  

As part of her role at the Botanical Gardens, Jolene teaches fun, interactive and hands-on mini garden workshops for kids.  Not only is she a wonderful instructor for kids programs, she designs, creates and teaches all types of programming for a diverse audience in a multitude of settings.  She has been the instructor for adult workshops at the Botanical Gardens including: Boxwood Arrangement, Hypertufa and more for many years. 

Jolene is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to more students via ZOOM workshops this fall and winter. As an instructor she is enthusiastic, super organized and loves to share her love of math with her students.  She has a engaging way of showcasing math in nature in everything she does. 

Jolene is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Education from Canisius College.  She is also a dedicated local Volunteer Firefighter and is lovingly known among her coworkers as the resident "MacGyver".  She is resourceful, fun to be with and always finds a solution to any thing that may come up.

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