Who Are These Women And What Are They Doing?

Picture 964It’s Sally and LIz and they’re building hypertufas! Our hypertufa class here at Fernwood went really well. The first part of the morning we enjoyed tea and scones while gathered around the vintage Teardrop trailer. Rick gave a brief introduction on hypertufa and its uses, and then we got to work. Everyone seemed to really enjoy making their planter and learning some simple techniques for building them. Great fun!.Picture 972 Our next hypertufa class will be Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 -12:00. If you would like to learn how to build a hypertufa, you can call the nursery or email us at fernwoodnursery@fairpoint . Here are some photos of the day!Picture 970Picture 960Picture 963

3 comments on “Who Are These Women And What Are They Doing?

  1. Ah, I am so inspired! I worked as a florist at D.S. Lillet in Portland for many years and we did this a few occasions. I never knew what it was called, but what a great idea for a class to offer. I have been thinking, (must keep your thinking cap on as well as many other hats to make ends meet out here) about what other classes to teach (I teach children’s sewing and am planning some fermenting on request to do so) and this is BRILLIANT! What a wealth of information I am gathering here…I hope in years to come I can guide and inspire as you are doing for me. Aren’t blogs an amazing tool!?

    • Hypertufa may be a great class for you to offer on the island. In addition to the nursery, we have found that teaching classes has helped a great deal in keeping the nursery/farm/life afloat in the off season. Any help I can offer , I will gladly share what we know…both the triumphs and the tribulations. I truly think that a life that is designed to nurture family/home/ sustainability is worth the energy.Often, just like the old time farms that were so successful, diversity, efficiency, and creativity ( and work ethic, of course) are key. let’s keep chatting!

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