Sunday, April 19 at 11:30am to 12:15pm
Before her workshop (tickets also available and include a book!), Jan will be hanging out in the store for a bit to answer questions and sign books.
This is not a full program. For full program, please purchase the workshop ticket! Thanks!
Jan Berry is the writer and photographer of the blog The Nerdy Farm Wife, where she shares creative ways to turn herbs, flowers and other garden plants into pretty and practical products. She is also the author of Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps and Simple & Natural Soapmaking. She lives on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her husband, two children and a menagerie of farm animals.
"If I could only choose one book to lead me from garden to kitchen to make my own body care products, this would be the one. This book is a keeper!"
--Marlene Adelmann, founder and director of The Herbal Academy
"This book is full of tested recipes and solid instructions. It has a little bit of everything. I love the practical tips for handling ingredients and safely storing your handmade products."
--Anne-Marie Faiola, founder of SoapQueen.com, owner of Bramble Berry and author of Soap Crafting and Pure Soapmaking
"Beautifully arranged and photographed! Jan has finally taken her wonderful recipes and gorgeous photography and created a dreamy handcrafter's guide. Her whimsical formulas combine play and purpose, making this a useful book to enjoy year-round."
--Holly Bellebuono, director The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine and author of The Essential Herbal for Natural Health and The Healing Kitchen
"So many books provide recipes for the do-it-yourselfer to make at home, but few give you tips for how to craft your own recipes. I'm excited to make Jan's recipes, but over-the-moon about the idea that her readers will be encouraged to source simple ingredients from the backyard and get creative in the kitchen to make natural bodycare products at home!"
--Dawn Combs, author of Heal Local and co-owner of Mockingbird Meadows
"Whether you have a small handful of dried calendula in the cupboard or a yard full of dandelions you want to put to good use, Jan Berry is your best friend. The deep connection she has with the plants she works is evident as she introduces you to their personalities and dreams up simple and creative ways to invite them into your home. 'Nerdy' doesn't quite describe this farm wife's enthusiasm for herbs--she's pure genius!"
--Rachael Brugger, managing editor at HobbyFarms.com and UrbanFarmOnline.com
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