Glass Blowing for the Garden

PARK CITY, Utah. —In partnership with Red Flower Studios, Summit Community Gardens will host a glass-blowing class Thursday, February 18, in which people can create a glass plant-watering globe. 

“We’re excited to partner with another organization to educate our plot renters and make it a fun experience where they can get hands-on and learn how to make their own [watering globe],” said Natalie McHale, director of Summit Community Gardens.

Watering globes are blown glass globes with long thin necks. Their purpose serves to slowly release water into the soil, providing a steady supply of water for plants. McHale said she has been excited to see gardeners heeding her advice to reuse wine bottles by filling them with water and putting them upside down near produce that needed more hydration, which sparked the idea for the glass-blowing class.

The class costs $60 per participant and has two sessions; people can sign up for a 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. class or a 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. class. The studio can hold about 12 participants, and standard Covid regulations will be in place.

Participants can also blow a glass pot for plants. – Photo courtesy of Summit Community Gardens

“You’ll have your opportunity to build your own watering globe, and you can do it in a shape of a flower or however you want,” McHale said.

Participants will be working alongside experienced staff from Red Flower. There is also an option to make a custom glass pot to hold plants. 

The class will support a Summit Community Gardens initiative on conserving water while gardening.

“We’re really focusing on water conservation. We want to get started on our plans on how to most effectively take care of your garden in a water-conservative way, so this is the way we’re looking at that slow watering,” McHale said. 

Reserve a spot for the glass-blowing class here

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