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.
Join us for a botanical DIY soap workshop with 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,
Drop in for an afternoon of fall crafting. Together, you and your child will learn about various seasonal botanicals and how to use them in festive decorations and recipes. Just in time for the Holidays, our educators will teach your child how to create a botanical arrangement with gourds, perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece
Fungi, Mushrooms, and Woodland Jewels of the Forest
So much of the mystery and intrigue surrounding fungi stems from the tiny kingdom on the forest floor that they inhabit. Not only does the inclusion of secondary elements such as spiky grasses, brittle leaves, satiny acorns, or even visiting critters interest add to the composition
An Introduction to Natural Dyes
Natural dyes have been used since 2600 BC and on all over the world. It is the original form of color on fiber and has represented many cultures throughout history. Indigo and Madder root have been major crops for the colors blue and red on several continents, and continue to be incredibly strong dye materials.