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Handcrafted Soaps
A Workshop with George Pisegna
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Join us for a botanical DIY soap workshop with The Hort’s George Pisegna. Handcrafted soap is perfect for a unique gift or to enjoy in your own home. Learn how to use natural dyes, essential oils, and dried herbs to make soap that looks, smells, and feels wonderful.

Most handmade soap is made from glycerin which is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. When you purchase store-bought soap, the majority of the glycerin has been processed out; however, when you make your own soap, you have the opportunity to create something that is glycerin rich and soft. Join us as we demonstrate the easy to learn melt-and-pour process and create an assortment of beautiful, handcrafted glycerin soaps. We will use a variety of botanicals and organic essential oils; such as tea tree, lavender, rosemary, fir needle, clove, mint, olive oil, and goat's milk.

This workshop covers the basics of glycerin soap making that will allow you to craft your own soaps easily at home. All materials are included, and you will leave with several bars of soaps perfect for holiday gifting!


Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party!
A botanical tea-making workshop and Mad Hatter tea party
Saturday, January 24, 2015

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” The Hort and e.t.c. are offering an Alice-inspired tea-making workshop and very merry unbirthday tea party for the whole family! Parents and kids will concoct their very own blend of teas using a variety of herbs and botanicals. Hort educators will teach you and your kids about the natural properties of herbs and help you design the maddest tea around! Then enjoy a tea party with your family, complete with Mad Hatter hat making and festive Alice inspired treats!

Kids and parents are encouraged to come in costume. Enjoy your Mad Hatter tea as Alice, the White Rabbit, or the Cheshire Cat! You’ll get to top off your costume by handcrafting your own custom Mad Hatter hat.

Noon to 2pm
Recommended Children’s Ages: 4 to 12

Non-Members: Adult: $65; Child: $45

Members: Adult: $55; Child: $35

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