Winter Classes for Adults
December - February
Landscape Design 101
Come learn a brief history of landscape design and what you can do to bring harmony and interest to your garden. We will discuss elements and principles of design, how to evaluate your site, and how to start planning your outdoor space into a work of art. Note: Class is subsidized by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation practices.
Instructor: Deryn Davidson, CSU Horticulture Extension Agent
Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-Noon, $15
Learn the basics of making soap the traditional, cold process way. In this class, you will be taught the steps, tools, ingredients (including lye) and how to safely put them all together using natural ingredients. Note: $3 discount for members of the Gardens on Spring Creek. Soap will be made during class and delivered to students 4-6 weeks later after curing. Instructor: Connie Meyer, Urban Overalls
Saturday, Jan. 28, 1–3 p.m., $30, $27 member
Elderberry Medicine: Herb Crafting for Winter
Winter is a wonderful time to explore the magic of elderberries! Create elderberry syrup, learn about their medicinal uses and properties, and take home various elderberry creations and recipes. Note: $3 discount for members of the Gardens on Spring Creek.
Instructor: Alexandra Tilottama Grajeda, Wish Mae Creations
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-Noon, $30, $27 member
Beekeeping Through the Four Seasons: Winter
Since bees are “hibernating,” it may seem that winter is a time of rest for the beekeeper. However, the beekeeper needs to support the bees through the winter and to prepare for spring. In this session, the beekeeper’s work during wintertime will be discussed in detail, including feeding bees, covering the hive in really cold weather, and ordering bees and other supplies for spring.
Instructor: Dr. Tom Cavanagh, Gardens on Spring Creek beekeeper
Saturday, Feb. 4, 1-3pm, $18, $15 member
Gardening with Rainbarrels
This class will expose participants to the new legislation permitting rainbarrel use in Colorado. We will cover allowed uses, how to install and maintain rainbarrels, how households can best use rainbarrels in their garden, and appropriate plant materials. Note: Class is subsidized by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation practices.
Instructors: Regan Waskom & Robyn Dolgin
Saturday, Feb.11, 10 a.m.–Noon, $10
Interpreting and Using Your Soil Science Test
Spring is a great time to get your soil tested as your garden is beginning to wake up. But what do you do with that test report? Learn how to interpret the data from your soil test to successfully manage your landscape. This class covers efficient irrigation, fertilization, and composting. Note: Class is subsidized by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation practices.
Instructor: Jean Reeder, Soil Ecologist, Colorado State University
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-Noon, $10
Learn about Emerald Ash Borer with Forester Ralph Zentz
This class will instruct participants on how to plan for, properly identify, and determine treatment options for emerald ash borer. Note: $3 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek.
Instructor: Ralph Zentz, City Forester
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1–3 p.m., $5
2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.
Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.