Make Goat's Milk Soap w/Dawn Matthews
|When||July 7 2018, 12:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Location||Patterson School Campus in Happy Valley off Hwy 268 at 4646 Patterson School Dr. Lenoir, NC|
|Admission||$40 or $35 each if you sign up with a friend|
Patterson School Incubator Farm
Wondering how to make your own high quality personal cleaning products? In this class not only will you learn how to make different kinds of soap, but also the fascinating history behind it! Participants will make a batch of soap and take a bar home with them. We will discuss different types of soaps and the benefits that go along with them, and safety precautions to be used during the process. Children over the age of 12 are invited to attend with adult supervision.
Dawn Mathews began her homesteading adventure in 2009 with one dairy goat. With the best intentions of fine cheeses dancing in her head, the goat did her in by eating a toxic plant. An antitoxin shot saved the goats life, but it also rendered the milk undrinkable for 14 days. So what do you do with that? You learn to make goat milk soap! Later on, after her goat milk soap and bath produc business took off she fulfilled her dream of yummy cheeses along with delicious goat milk fudge, caramel, and other dairy delights. Their family sold their half acre micro farm and bought a piece of land in Lenoir they have been developing into their dream farm since 2014. The Thankful Goat Farm became a WWOOF-USA farm in 2012 and accepts interns from that organization to help them live out their dream and teach others to farm, and has numerous goat products available for sale online at http://thethankfulgoat.com!
The Patterson School Incubator Farm is a system to help aspiring homesteaders and farmers get started making a living off the land. We’re revitalizing a century-old boarding school property into a community space focused on sustainable agriculture and traditional arts, and you are invited to become a crucial part of that community.