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The Gardens on Spring Creek aims to bring relevant, innovative and high-quality adult education for the novice and well-seasoned gardener. Join us for lectures and hands-on workshops for the inquisitive gardener, crafter, artist, budding chef, and homesteader.
Educational opportunities include a diversity of topics including gardening, ecosystem health, water conservation, cooking, fine arts, natural crafts, and urban homesteading.
Our instructors are experts in their field from the Gardens on Spring Creek, the City of Fort Collins, CSU, Larimer County Extension, and the regional horticultural and natural science community.
Saturday, May 5
Close-up photography is a terrific way to document small objects like flowers, plant details and butterfly wings. We will explore the technical and artistic skills needed to get great shots. We’ll spend some time in class then venture into the Gardens to practice. Instructor: Bob Dean, Views of Nature Photography
Saturday, May 19
Learn the fundamentals of what creates a thriving and productive food garden from garden site considerations to choosing and using organic fertilizers and so much in between. A fun and engaging beginner to intermediate course. Instructor: Andrea Vanderbilt, Teach Me To Grow
Celebrate the beauty of the spring season with a high tea in the garden! Spend a magical afternoon surrounded by flowers and savoring the finest sweet and savory delicacies and teas inspired and sourced from the Gardens on Spring Creek while served on vintage English china. Take home recipes and special garden memories.
Instructor: Joann and Cadie Berrian, Pinehollow Vintage
Saturday, May 19; 1-3 p.m.; $30 adults, $15 child (12 years and up)
In our water scarce climate, rain barrels are a gift to every gardener. Learn to set–up, install, maintain and integrate your own rain catching system into your garden. This intro class will be hands on and tons of fun! Rain barrels will be available for purchase and pre-order. Barrel upgrades will be available during class. Note: Price reduced by Fort Collins Utilities to promote water conservation Instructor: Pamela Churman, Colorado Rain Catcher
Tuesday, May 22; 6-7 p.m.; $10
Option pre-ordered blue up-cycled rain barrel from Colorado Rain Catcher - $75