Old fashioned soap making

Date(s) - Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center


old fashioned soap making workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown.

It is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program as part of their 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series.

Participants will learn how to make homemade soap using lye and animal and/or vegetable fats. Participants will learn the history and science behind soapmaking, equipment and supplies needed, and how various fats and oils affect the finished product. Everyone will participate in making a batch of soap and will get to take home a bar of homemade soap (a portion of the registration fee covers the cost of these materials). The instructor will be Linda Dewey, a fifth generation farmer and owner/operator of Silver Falls Farm, Perrysburg, New York, which has been continuously owned and operated by the Dewey family since 1817, who has had many years of experience carrying on the family soapmaking tradition.

The cost is $10 per family.

Pre-registration is required prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials.

You can register online, email kaw249@cornell.edu, or call 716-664-9502, ext. 202.