Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Summer Class Schedule

Come join us for our latest round of herbal classes with The Twisted Sisters here at Lancaster County Soapworks/The Essential Herbal.

This summer, we will cover many topics, from garden containers to medicinal herbs to soapmaking.

Please reserve your space by registering at The Essential Herbal You can pay by cash or check on the day of the class, but if we hold a space for you and you don't show up, we'll have to charge your card.

Hypertufa $30.00
June 6, 2010, 1:30-3:00
Make a hypertufa planter(left) and/or an ornament for your yard.
Hypertufa is a light weight cement based material.

Lavender Workshop $30.00
June 19, 2010, 1:30-3:00
Make a lavender wand
Watch a lavender distillation>>>
Enjoy lavender lemonade & lavender shortbread cookies.

Backyard Herb Medicine $30.00
June 26, 2010, 1:30-3:00
Intro to Medicinal Herbs
We will discuss a number of medicinal herbs, their traditional uses and how they are taken or applied. In the picture to the left, three wonderful, helpful plants growing together - echinacea, yarrow and comfrey.

Herb candy, lozenges and syrups $30.00
July 10, 2010, 1:30-3:00
As Mary Poppins says, "A spoonful of sugar..."
A demonstration and discussion about these tasty ways to take medicinal herbs. Take home samples & recipes.

Balms & Salves $30.00
July 17, 2010, 1:30-3:00
Making Balms and salves - other ways to use medicinal herbs,
Take home samples & recipes.

Herbal beads and resin pendant $30.00
July 24, 2010, 1:30-3:00
Learn to make fragrant herbal beads from powdered herbs.
We will also be making a focal pendant with plant material and odds and ends embedded in resin.
You'll be taking home the beads and pendant that you made.
We'll explain how to string them all together to make a one of a kind herbal necklace.

Soapmaking $35.00
July 31, 2010, 1:30-3:00
We will show you how to make soap - and remove the “fear of lye”.
You will come home with samples, recipes, instructions and confidence to make your own.

Kits and other materials will be available for purchase.

With all our classes, you will receive printed handouts with pertinent recipes and instructions included.

When you register for a class, we will supply more information including anything you may want to bring and specific class location.