Fall Class Opportunities

Putting your Garden to Bed
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, $10
Now that fall has arrived, what tasks should be done to put your garden to bed for the winter? You’ll learn what to do with your vegetable garden, perennials, trees, and shrubs to ensure beautiful, productive gardens in the spring. This class is for novice gardeners.
Note: Class is subsidized by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation practices.
Instructor: Sherry Fuller, Gardens on Spring Creek

Create your own Hypertufa Planter
Saturday, Sept. 17, 1-3 PM, $30
Create a miniature version of the alpine mountains through hypertufa troughs. The cement containers are great for rock garden plants, wildflowers and cacti. Learn the techniques and build your own trough. Proper soil and plant options will be discussed. Materials for a trough (18 x 12 x 19”) will be provided. This is an outdoor class, dress for the weather in old clothes.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek.
Instructor: Kelly Kellow, Gardens on Spring Creek

Natural Dyes: Introduction to Color and Methods
Saturday, Oct 8 & Oct. 15, 10 a.m.–Noon,$40 (includes both sessions)
Join us for a two session class exploring the art of natural pigments. Learn the history and process of using natural dyes and explore different fabric dying techniques. Each participant can bring personal items to dye and will also take home a natural creation supplied by The Gardens.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Instructor: Phoebe Slingman, Gardens instructor and artist

Basics of Preserving Safely
Saturday, Oct.8, 1:30-3:30 PM, FREE
An overview of the basic methods of food preservation: canning, freezing and dehydration. Learn about equipment needed and best methods for particular food types. Samples of tasty preserved foods included.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Instructor: Larimer County Extension's Master Food Safety Advisors

Pumpkin 3 Ways
Saturday, October 15, 1:30-3:30 PM, $25
Looking for new and exciting ways to cook pumpkin? Munch on roasted seeds while we explore three recipes that will have you looking at this autumn squash in a new light. We will create garlic rosemary hummus, savory soup and no-bake cookies. Participants will help in the preparation and tasting.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek. Weather permitting class will be held in outdoor kitchen. Dress for the weather.
Instructor: Ashley Young, Gardens on Spring Creek

Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 AM–Noon, $20
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-3 PM, $20 (Repeat class of morning session)

Create your own fall-themed centerpieces with a mini pumpkin or gourd, succulents, acorns and other natural materials. All materials will be provided. Each participant will be able to take home one or two completed centerpieces.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek. Students 16 years and older welcome. Instructor: Nancy Frank, Gardens volunteer & instructor

Create an Ornamental Grass Wreath
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 AM-Noon, $30
Create your own beautifully unique natural grass wreath on 14" wire frame with instruction, supplies and examples at this fun fall class.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek. If you have a grass from your own garden, make sure it is at least 10" in length. Bring gloves.
Instructor: Nancy Frank, Gardens volunteer & instructor

Easy Terrariums
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1-3 PM,$30
Create your own original terrarium with instructions, supplies and plants provided by The Gardens in this introductory class.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Instructor: Ted Schaff, Gardens on Spring Creek

Gardening Myths: Debunking with Science
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 AM-Noon, $18
Does corn gluten meal really prevent weeds? Are there boy and girl peppers? Does mulching grass clippings lead to thatch? Is pruning paint necessary following a pruning cut? Discover the facts and myths in this scientific/university-based informative and fun course. Appropriate for skilled and novice gardeners.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Instructor: Alison O’Connor, Ph.D, Larimer County Extension

Introduction to Permaculture
Saturday, Nov. 12, 1-3 PM, $18
Come learn the basic principles and ethics of permaculture and whole systems design from a certified permaculture designer. We will introduce permaculture design, ethics, and theory. You will get time to work on designing plans for your own space so bring layouts, pictures and ideas!
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Instructor: Adam Lovell, Northern Colorado Permaculture Action Guild

Natural Lip and Hand Balms
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10–11:30 AM,$25
Learn to make your own natural lip balm and hand & heel salve at home. Materials, containers, and recipes provided. Ingredients include: beeswax, olive oil, cocoa butter, apricot kernel oil, and essential oil. Each student will take home one lip balm and one hand/heel salve.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Instructor: Connie Meyer, urbanoveralls.net

Zentangle® for Beginners
Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-3 PM,$40
Zentangle® is an easy way of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. It is a proven method to promote mindfulness, self-esteem, focus, relaxation, creativity, and stress relief. Instruction and materials (that you can keep) will be provided to create an intricate and beautiful paper tile.
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek.
Instructor: Bettina Rosbrook, www.tangleturtle.workpress.com

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