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December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Homemade Bayberry Candles

Picture of a bayberry bush with blue berries

This class is sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please click here or call 302.239.4244.

Candle making is a craft as old as civilization itself. Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School discusses the history, tools, and common early methods of candle making and demonstrates how to make small batch beeswax candles scented with our native bayberry. Carry on the early American custom of burning bayberry candles for the holiday season.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Saturday, December 11 (Snow Date: Saturday, December 18)

About the Instructor:
Nichole Gerding owns Thankful Sage Farm School, which specializes in carefully crafted small batch organic soaps and candles using historic methods and, when possible, local ingredients. Nichole developed her heritage skills at Colonial Williamsburg, and she was a finalist in Martha Stewart Living’s “American Made” contest in 2014 and 2015.

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