Onslow County Master Gardeners Offering a Public Hypertufa Class

Onslow County NCJACKSONVILLE, NC August 6, 2014 – Onslow County Master Gardner volunteers are offering a hypertufa class September 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Onslow County Farmer’s Market, 4024 Richlands Highway.

Hypertufa is an artificial stone material made of several different aggregates and mixed with portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions. It is primarily used as garden art and is fairly easy and fun to make. Typical items made with hypertufa include planters, bowls, yard and garden decorations, fountains, pots and troughs.

Many different items can be used as molds, from Halloween masks to plastic containers, resulting in unique and useful craft projects. This is a make-and-take class where each participant makes a project and takes it home at the conclusion of the class.

Reservations are required. Call 910-455-5873 to participate. The cost of the class is $15 per person to cover the cost of materials.