Practical Foraging: Insect Repellant Candles
Discover the wonders of the natural world and the incredible ways that plants provide for us during this practical foraging, insect repellant candle workshop.
What to Expect during an Insect Repellant Candle Workshop:
We will take a foraging walk around the property to identify local wild plants whose plant constituents are known to deter pest insects such as flies, gnats, ticks, and mosquitoes. Then, we will head back to the barn to create our candles, specially designed to sit outside and ward off those pesky insects as you’re eating, enjoying parties, and barbeques this summer! The first portion of the event will take place outside. Pease dress according to the weather.
During the program, we will examine volatile oils of aromatic plants, primary & secondary metabolites, and nervine properties of wild plants. Each participant will make and take home a jar candle to set outside, as well as some plants to add to the garden that will make refreshing the plant matter in your candle much easier after each use!
Admission is $65/pp. A portion of the proceeds is donated back to Pie Bird Farm.
Interested in what else you can make with summer plants? Join me on August 5th for a Summer Foraging Workshop at Peace Valley Nature Center. Learn more and register for that workshop HERE.