Leaf Casting

Iowa State University Extension

Join Master Gardener John Langstraat and other Mahaska County Master Gardeners for this hands-on two session workshop to create your own leaf casting. The first session will be held Monday, June 11 at 6 pm.

Leaf casting is a process that creates cement molds from plant leaves. The natural depressions and veins in a leaf are captured in detail in the cement. The beautiful leaf castings that can be used as bird baths, stepping stones, or attractive garden ornaments. Smaller leaf castings can even be used for nut bowls or other table decorations.

Materials and instructions will be provided for everyone to cast a leaf. Casting will occur at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. Participants will also attend the second session Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 pm at the Extension office.

Participants are encouraged to dress for our task, and bring gloves for working with concrete.

Participants are to bring their own leaf. Leaf possibilities include: rhubarb, hosta, burdock, grape, elephant ear/caladium, cabbage, calla lily. Please bring the leaf attached to the stem, with the stem in a bucket of water. Cost of the workshop is $5 to cover the cost of the concrete. Pre-registration is required. To preregister, please contact Suzette Striegel by email (striegel@iastate.edu) or phone 641-673-5841.

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