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Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop


Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop
Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop
Sustainable Hypertufa Workshop

Sustainable Hypertufa – NEW! Onsite
Make It, Take It Workshop
October 2 – 10:00am-11am
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.


 

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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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