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2018 Make A Hypertufa Planter

Date:         Saturday, June 02, 2018 @ 10:00:00 AM to Saturday, June 02, 2018 @ 1:00:00 PM


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Make a Hypertufa Planter

Tufa is a porous limestone rock that has been traditionally used in horticulture to create planters.  The porous properties of the rock allow it to soak up water and release it slowly. 

Hypertufa is a modern simulation of natural rock tufa.  It is made from a clay-like material, which is ideal for making planters for succulents and alpines.  Water is absorbed within the hypertufa, so it will not leak on your countertop, making it ideal for your indoor plants.

In this workshop, held in collaboration with the Venturers Society, you will make your very own hypertufa planter.  You will get five plants to take away with you to grow in your planter.

The workshop fee includes all materials needed to make and complete the hypertufa planter.  The kits for this workshop have been designed and prepared by the Venturers Society.

You can find natural tufa rock in Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, where it can be seen in the rock formations beneath the waterfalls.    

Picture Of Hypertufa Planter


Saturday June 2nd, 2018


10:00am - 1:00pm


Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre

13931 Woodpath Road S.W.

Calgary T2W 5R6

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Lindsay Watkinson


Hands-on Workshop

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What to Bring:

Dress for doing practical work

You may wish to bring gloves

You may wish to bring a pen & notebook / something to take notes

You may wish to bring something to protect your car when you transport your planter home - a garbage bag is good for this


About Lindsay Watkinson

Lindsay Watkinson is a certified Master Gardener with a background in community rehabilitation.  She initially worked in landscape design before specializing in Horticultural Therapy.  For the past ten years she has worked at the Venturers Society as a Group Leader, based in Fish Creek Park, where her specializations are habitat restoration and horticultural therapy programming.       

About the Venturers Society

The Venturers Society began in 1986 as a forestry related training project with 6 full time participants with disabilities.  

Today it has 40 participants based at host sites in Medicine Hat/Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Elbow Valley Station/Kananaskis Country and at Burby Firehall in Bragg Creek.

Find out more about their work here.

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Workshop - Registration & Refund Policy

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. All workshops are at the Society’s office (208 – 50 Ave SW), unless otherwise noted.

No Refunds on workshops, unless cancelled by the Society, or if there is a wait list. Space is limited, register early to avoid disappointment.