Hypertufa Pot-Making Workshop
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 17
NCLC volunteers are in the process of renewing a garden area at Circle Creek and transforming it back to its original purpose: A native plant nursery where seedlings intended for restoration projects can be grown. Join volunteer Pat Wollner for a short visit to the evolving nursery followed by a hands-on session with volunteer Jeff Roehm to make hypertufa pots. You can see finished pots in use at the nursery. At the end of the workshop you’ll have your own pot to take home.
Hypertufa pots look like old stone but are far lighter (and less expensive) than stone or concrete pots. They are very durable and able to withstand extremes in weather. Lichens and moss may also grow on the outside, making them even more beautiful over time.
BRING: Water and snacks, gloves for handling wet cement/moss mixture. You will be working with materials that produce dust, bring a mask if you wish to reduce dust inhalation.
DETAILS: Please leave dogs at home. Wear clothes that can get dirty and appropriate for the weather and working outside.
About the Workshop Leaders:
JEFF ROEHM, a retired college administrator, is a long-time volunteer with NCLC, focusing mostly on stewardship. He serves as a volunteer site steward for several NCLC habitat reserves, but you may find him on any NCLC property where he can help plant, grow, or protect native plants. Jeff has been gardening with wildflowers and using hypertufa pots for more than 30 years.
PAT WOLLNER is retired from a long career in nursing. She is a site steward at Circle Creek Conservation Center and helped to spearhead renovation of the Creek House, which has served as housing for summer stewardship interns and now is used primarily as an auxiliary office space for NCLC staff and volunteers.