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On-Site Make-It, Take-It workshops

Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop


Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop
Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop
Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop

Sustainable Hypertufa – NEW! Onsite
Make It, Take It Workshop
DATE AND TIME CHANGE! November 6, 2-3pm
General Public-$30
Members - $27

Hypertufas are very popular in the gardening scene. They are planters made from aggregates bonded together using Portland cement and can be molded into any shape or size. They are unique planting containers that are porous and a great environment for plant growth. In this workshop, participants will create their own hypertufa using a more sustainable mixture. This is a messy workshop and organizers ask participants to wear appropriate clothing. Participants must also bring one container to mold their hypertufa, no larger than 12 inches by 16 inches (dishpans work great). You may also wish to bring long dishwashing gloves and a dust mask. All other materials to make the planter will be provided. This onsite class will be held on the Botanical Gardens campus. *Plants and soil are not included.


 

Class Information and Procedures


Meet your instructor Kristy Schmitt

Kristy is the Director of Education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. As a certified teacher for both Birth-Grade 2 and 7-12 Biology, she has been teaching children and adults of all ages all about plants at the Botanical Gardens. She has also been a long-standing workshop instructor and lecturer for a wide variety of programs both onsite and in the local community at libraries and other community centers. She loves plants, particularly trees and mosses and enjoys sharing the botanical world with everyone!

Her background is in Science Education with a MS from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Forest Biology with a focus on Natural History Interpretation from SUNY-ESF. Kristy held educational positions with the Pioneer School district, Buffalo Audubon Society, and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse before starting at the Botanical Gardens in 2012. Most recently, she became a Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional in 2017 and serves on the executive board of PLANT-WNY.

Kristy is extremely knowledgeable about the natural world and loves to share her passion with her daughter, Linden. She is a fun and super energetic instructor that exudes a love of plants.

 

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