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In a Nutshell

Lauren Scislowski teaches students to make cold-process soap and transform thrifted sweaters into a hat or mittens

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a homesteading workshop with Lauren Scislowski
  • This event is for adults only
  • Participants should wear clothes that can get a little dirty
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The workshop will be held at a private South Central Wichita location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

Although modern technology has made many things instantaneous, there’s a counterculture that believes in the DIY spirit. Homesteading has surged in popularity as people strive to forge a deeper connection with the objects of their life, from the clothes they wear to the soap they wash with. In this 2.5-hour workshop, Lauren Scislowski reacquaints participants with both, teaching craft skills through hands-on projects while fueling the class with homemade snacks.

  • Warm Up to Winter Apparel
    Upcycling is a big pillar of homesteading. Keep yourself toasty this winter by transforming thrift-store sweaters into mittens or a hat with a vintage sewing machine.

  • Learn to Make Soap
    Using the cold-press method of soap-crafting, make a batch of soap laced with fragrant essential oils. Although the soap won’t be ready in time to take home, you’ll get some samples of pre-made soap to keep.

  • Tour the Garden
    For a zoomed-out view of what homesteading can look like, tour an organic urban garden (if the weather allows).

Your Host

 Lauren Scislowski Lauren Scislowski
Urban Homesteader, Program Director of Legacy GardenWorks

With a decade of food-gardening experience and a Permaculture Design certificate under her belt, Lauren Scislowski boasts impressive DIY credentials, but it’s the small, tactile aspects that excite her most. “I love the sensory experience of gardening,” she says, “getting my hands dirty, smelling the wet soil, tasting the fruits of my labor.” As the program director of Legacy GardenWorks—the organic-gardening branch of Legacy Ministries—Lauren shares this love through farm-to-table brunches, programs for at-risk youth, and a donation-based farm stand.

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