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Old-fashioned recipes for newbies wanting to go green

There’s a heightened awareness in our country today of trying to return to “natural” ways of living. Going green is a way of life for more and more people. But it’s not necessarily a new idea.  The Victorian housekeeper knew how to make affordable, effective cleaning solutions for everyday use.

On Saturday, June 18, the Morris-Butler House in Indianapolis will offer demonstrations and recipes for inexpensive, old-fashioned home cleaning supplies right out of the pages of 19th century cookbooks.  Instructors will lead guests in making their own duo of green cleaning supplies.  Visitors will also go home with tried-and-true traditional recipes they can make at home for a fraction of the cost of caustic modern cleaning agents.

The workshop will take place from 9:00 – 11:00am. The cost is $10/person or $7 for Indiana Landmarks members. To register or for more information, call (317) 636-5409.

Built in 1865, Morris-Butler House depicts life in the Victorian era—upstairs and downstairs—in its antique furnishings, art, and programs.  In addition to the “Green Clean” workshop,  Victorian teas and other educational programs are also offered at the House.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.