Saturday, May 29, 2021, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
7301 Mount Vernon Street, Lemon Grove, 91945
Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap: Soap Garden 224 is a gardening and ingredient preparation class. Students learn techniques for growing their own herbs and plants to use as soap ingredients. Then they learn how to dry, crush, and grind the dried herbs and how much of each dried plant to add to the soap for color and texture. Classroom lecture includes a list of toxic plants that should not be used in soapmaking. Subject matter includes green gardening practices to save water while sustaining a suitable wildlife habitat. The information presented also includes plants recommended by the California Department of Forestry for being fire resistant and native southern California plants used in soapmaking. Attend in person. Prerequisite: None. Classroom hours: 2½ hours. Class fee: $42. Materials fee: $15.