Fall Classes for Adults

Note: All the following classes are recommended for adults age 18 and up. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Harvesting and Preserving Seeds
Learn how to harvest seeds from your own garden like the pros do! This class will cover step-by-step techniques for collecting and saving seeds of flowers and vegetables. You will also learn how to break seed dormancy and the best ways to successfully grow plants from seed. Participants will have the opportunity to take home several varieties of seeds. Instructor: Sherry Fuller, Horticulturist, The Gardens on Spring Creek
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
9/6, Sat, 10 AM-Noon; $18

Herb Infused Oils and Vinegars - CANCELLED
Create custom blended herbal oils and vinegars to suit YOUR tastes. Learn how to choose and blend from our wide array of herbs to produce your own salad dressings, saute and dipping oils. You'll even be able to make a body oil you'll love slathering on dry skin this winter. Take home three bottles of your herbal creations. All materials provided. Instructor: Margaret Gilfoyle, oneheartworld.wordpress.com
Note: $5 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
9/13, Sat, 10-11:30 AM, $30

Sketching 101: Forms and Textures of Nature
Do you want to paint gardens, flowers, and nature scenes but don't know how to start? This is the class for you because you have to know how to draw before you can paint. Learn basic techniques of shading, perspective, creating texture, and line drawings with graphite pencils.
Instructor: Joanie Schneider
Note: Class is for novice sketchers. Supply list provided. $10 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
10/1-10/29, Wed, 1-3 PM, $110

Create a Succulent Wreath for the Holidays
Make your own beautiful succulent wreath that will last for years. These wreaths make conversation-starting centerpieces and coveted Christmas gifts. All materials provided. Instructor: Sherry Fuller, Horticulturist, The Gardens on Spring Creek
Note: $5 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
10/4, Sat, 10 AM-Noon, $45

Putting the Garden to Bed
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. Instructor: Michelle Provaznik, Director, Gardens on Spring Creek
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
10/11, Sat, 10-11:30 AM, $15

Flower Pounding Art
You read it right, flower pounding! Create a permanent piece of botanical art using real flowers and leaves. Get help and ideas for composing your unique design, then employ the technique to produce a wall hanging, pillow, botanical scarf or small quilted masterpiece. This is a great way to preserve memories from special flowers. Instructor: Monica Cavanagh
Note: Supply list provided. $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
10/18, Sat,10 AM-Noon, $25

Tasting Teas of the World
This promises to be an awesome evening of learning about tea from one of Fort Collins' experts. George Grossman from Happy Lucky's will guide you as you taste teas from around the world. Instructor: George Grossman, Owner and Chief Leafster, Happy Lucky Tea House
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
10/23, Thur, 5:30-7:00 PM, $20

Natural Lip and Hand Balms
Learn how to make your own chemical-free lip balms and hand salves. Easier than you think, these rich balms will keep your skin hydrated and nourished through the winter. A variety of essential oils will be available so you can create your own personal scents to embellish your products. Materials, containers and recipes will be provided so that you can take home one lip balm and one hand salve. Instructor: Connie Meyer, urbanoveralls.net
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
11/1, Sat, 10 AM-11:30 AM, $25

Garden Flags
During this class, we will create fantastic flags to hang in your home or garden. Using cotton fabric, acrylic paint, and a variety of stamps and stencils, participants can create a string of garden flags to fly in their home garden. All materials provided. Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette, elmorisette.com
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
11/15, Sat, 10 AM-Noon, $25

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