Spring Classes for Adults

Intermediate Sketching
Tap into your artistic potential while continuing to learn and refine fundamental drawing techniques. Class will cover shading techniques, perspective, creating texture and line drawing with graphite pencils.
Instructor: Joanie Schneider
Note: Supply list provided. $10 discount for members of the Gardens on Spring Creek
Wednesday, March 5–April 2; 1-3PM; $110

A Tale of 10 Insects
Were your tomato leaves full of holes last year? Did bean beetles decimate your crops? Learn about bugs from one of the top experts in the field! Dr. Cranshaw will share details about the most common plant pests including how to manage them. Learn about beneficial insects and his favorite bugs in this fascinating look at the lives of ten insects.
Instructor: Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, CSU Entomology Department
Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Saturday, April 5; 10 AM–Noon; $18

Landscape Design with Rocky Mountain Native Plants
Develop your garden plan using traditional landscape design practices, but focusing on native plants. Explore site design and identify zones in your landscape based on hydrology, soil type and existing plants. Learn about natives’ soil and water requirements, size and seasonal interest in order to pair plants effectively.
Instructor: Jim Tolstrup, Executive Director, High Plains Environmental Center and State Outreach Chair for the Colorado Native Plant Society
Note: Price reduced by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation
Saturday, April 12; 10 AM–Noon;$8

Just Drip It!
This hands-on class covers the basics of drip irrigation. Learn the components’ functions and how they fit together to create a simple watering system for your patio, vegetable garden or flower beds. This class will teach you how to design and install or troubleshoot your own system.
Instructor: Dillon Hancock, Horticulturist, The Gardens on Spring Creek
Note: Price reduced by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation
Saturday, April 12; 1-4 PM; $14
Saturday, April 19; 1-4 PM; $14 (repeat)

Organic Gardening
Learn what organic gardening involves including best fertilizer practices, pest control techniques, soil improvement and crop rotation. Explore the benefits of growing your own organic veggies, both to you and the environment and give you the tools to do so. Growing the healthiest, pesticide-free food is easier than you think!
Instructor: Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University
Note: $3 discount for members of the Gardens on Spring Creek
Saturday, April 19; 10 AM–Noon; $18

Fragrant Gardens
Add another dimension to your garden by adding fragrant plants. Learn why plants produce scent and how your yard can be more enticing to you as well as pollinators. Weather permitting, this class will be outside so we can enjoy the plants in the Gardens’ scented and herb gardens.
Instructor: Sherry Fuller, Horticulturist, Gardens on Spring Creek
Note: $2 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek Saturday, May 3; 10-11:30 AM; $15

Vertical Gardening
Join the latest plant fad by growing up! Learn the best veggies and vines to grow on trellises, then go a step beyond with many ideas for ways to grow succulents, flowers and vegetables in unique, space-saving ways.
Instructors: Michelle Provaznik, Director, and Sherry Fuller, Horticulturist, The Gardens on Spring Creek
Note: $2 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek
Saturday, May 3; 1-2 PM; $12

Maximize your Sprinkler Efficiency
Get better control of your landscape water use! Learn how to maintain, adjust, repair and understand your sprinkler system. This class will help you lower your water bills while maintaining a beautiful landscape.
Instructor: Eric Olson, Water Conservation Coordinator, Fort Collins Utilities
Note: Price reduced by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation
Saturday, May 31; 10 AM-Noon; $8

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