Kitchen Sink Soap Demo:
Learn the Basics of Soap-making
Using Goats Milk and Lard

Saturday, November 15, 10 - 12
in Crary Mills, near Canton, NY - please RSVP for location and directions

The Local Living Venture (LLV) and Homestead Soap are partnering for this workshop, but there is an attendance limit on this workshop so it is advised to sign up soon.

Alison Brant of Homestead Soap shares this great opportunity to learn the basics of soap making using goat milk, lard, and other typical household items.

Alison will demonstrate for you the cold-process technique and discuss related topics such as lye, rendering lard, creating your own soap recipes and more.

Alison Brant lives with her husband and children on their homestead where they raise goats, pigs, and work oxen, as well as garden and attend to many other homesteading activities.

Alison notes, "I have been crafting for most of my life, from knitting and processing the wool for it, to weaving throw rugs from left over baling twine, making soap from our goat milk and lard, and more - these are all skills that any homesteader would have had in 'the days of old' and we value their usefulness as well as creativity."


For this unique learning experience, a $17 general public, $30 couple, $10 student donation is requested, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.

There is an attendance limit of 12 on this workshop, so reserve now for your spot! The workshop will be held in Crary Mills, near Canton, NY.

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Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.

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Core Curriculum of Rural Skills
Sustainable Agriculture (grow * eat * preserve), Green Building, Forestry / Healthy Hearth, Renewable Energy, Resourceful Living / Homesteading Skills, and a Locavore Economy

The Local Living Venture (LLV) coordinates near-weekly resourceful Living Skills Workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills with the motto "Sharing Knowledge from the Past - Building Skills for the Future."

We are run by full time volunteers coordinating a small staff of people (20 hours a week between 3 people currently) dedicated to sharing with the community.  Workshop income is our only source of support aside from generous community donations at this time.  We appreciate your support!