Other Classes Offered

Click here to see some other university courses I have taught

Recently offered:

June 15, 2017
 1:30-2:30pm
District ONE Farm,
Fiesta Park at Russell St., Walsenburg, CO
Wildcrafting & Cultivating Herbal Medicine Workshop 
Permaculture Action Day in Walsenburg, CO , with the Permaculture Action Network 

Where: 
District ONE Farm, Fiesta Park at Russell St., Walsenburg, CO

How Much: 
Free! :)
 June 18, 2017
 2:30-3:30 pm
 Sonic Bloom Festival
Fermenting Vegetables and Fruits, Herbs and Wild Plants for Raw Preservation and Probiotic Health Workshop

Where:
 Sonic Bloom Festival, Hummingbird Ranch, Spanish Peaks Country, CO
 Aug 3, 2017
Time TBA
Permaculture Action Day
Sunrise Ranch
 Political Empowerment & Proactive Health through Wildcrafting & Cultivating Herbal Medicine Workshop 
Permaculture Action Day in Loveland, CO, with the Permaculture Action Network 

Where: 
Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland CO

How Much: Free! :)
 Aug 4, 2017
5:30-6:30 pm
Arise Festival
Sunrise Ranch
 Making Wild Herbal Medicine Workshop

Where: Arise Festival, Sunrise Ranch, Loveland CO

How much: Included with festival pass

 July 22 & 29, 2017
Front Range Community College
 Front Range Community College Holistic Health Program Herbology Course Summer Intensive 

 Aug 30, 2017
12-1pm
Black Rock City, Nevada
 Medicinal herbal tea workshop and tea party, Black Rock City, Nevada, at Pele's Fire
 Fall Semester
Front Range Community College
 Front Range Community College Holistic Health Program Herbology II Course 
  September 6, 2017
  
5:30 - 7 pm
 1601 N. Shields,
 Fort Collins, CO
Preserve the Harvest! Fermenting Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits Workshop
What: Learn strategies and unique, exciting recipes for raw fermented preservation of the summer’s garden bounty.  Learn how to naturally and easily ferment vegetables for preservation, probiotic health benefits, amazing flavors, and creative gift making.  We'll make special versions of saurkraut, kimchee, and other vegetables, discuss which vegetables are best and safest to lacto-ferment, and which you need to be more careful with and why.  ​

When: September 6, 2017,  5:30 - 7 pm

Where:  Hope Farms, 1601 N. Shields, ABOVE THE BARN

How Much: $10. You MUST RSVP. Tickets can be purchased HERE or email info@thegrowingproject.org for instructions on paying with cash or check. Work trades and other trades are available to those unable to pay. Please email 
info@thegrowingproject.org if this is the case.
  September 13, 2017
  
5:30 - 7 pm
 1601 N. Shields,
 Fort Collins, CO
Wild Autumn Food Workshop 
What: Learn how to identify and prepare some wild edible plants you can locally harvest in the early Fall.
  Learn fun, unique recipes and try some wild dishes.

When:
 
September 13, 2017,  5:30 - 7 pm

Where:  Hope Farms, 1601 N. Shields, ABOVE THE BARN

How Much: $10. You MUST RSVP. Tickets can be purchased HERE or email info@thegrowingproject.org for instructions on paying with cash or check. Work trades and other trades are available to those unable to pay. Please email 
info@thegrowingproject.org if this is the case.
 
Other Classes Offered:
I teach a variety of types of classes to various groups sizes including academically-oriented courses and lectures, hands-on practical workshops, fieldtrips/herb walks, K-12 classes, and worshop parties.  Please feel free to contact me to inquire about organizing/tailoring classes for your group and/or to request a specific class not on the class schedule. 

  • Herbal identification and use: 
          Learn about an array of culinary and/or medicinal herbs that grow in Hawaii, how to grow/find them, and ecological and ethnobotanical 
          background information about the herbs.  

  • Herbal Product Making:
          Learn to make and use one or more of the following types of products:  Teas, tinctures, infused oils, salves, lipbalms, creams, lotions, 
          herbal first aid, soap, healthy raw chocolate and chocolatey treats, natural cosmetics, dream pillows, specific remedies, and more.

  • Organic and Sustainable Gardening:
          -Learn how to garden organically and sustainably. Learn tips for maximizing the health of your plants and the medicinal qualities of your
          herbs as well as for keeping costs low and incorporating re-usable materials.  Learn how to propagate plants from seed, cutting, and   
          "keiki"
          -Learn how to container garden, grow on your lana'i, windowsill, or even kitchen counter, how to sprout.
         -Learn how to compost with a variety of strategies, including vermicast (worm composting) and Bokashi (kitchen countertop method).
  • Fermentation Products:
         -Learn how to make one or more of the following from scratch and take home a starter culture and kit: kombucha, yogurt, beer, wine, 
          chocolate/raw cacao, kimchi, saurkraut, kefir  

  • Social Activities 
          A workshop or party can be organized around hands-on product making or skill acquisition.  This is a wonderful activity for birthday 
          parties, bridal showers, pre-event party favor making parties, reunions, and more.
  • Outdoor Adventures
          Herb walks, ecology walks, and more.

  
Here is a list of some specific classes I have offered:
  • Eat, Grow, Love...
    Growing and Eating Herbs!
    Learn how to select and grow delicious herbs and  demonstrate how to make  pesto, herb salads, smoothies, teas, and sauces, filled with life giving herbs.   Take home starts and seeds to create your own herb garden.

 

  • Cultivating Herbal Magic:  Learn how to plant and use your own organic herb garden for food and medicine, in pots and in the earth, including tips for communicating with your plants, maximizing the medicinal potential of your herbs, and influencing their growing behaviors
 
  • Making Herbal Medicine: Learn to make herbal tinctures, infused oils, essences, poultices, hot and cold water infusions, hydrosols, salves, and/or healing balms. 
     
  • Lotions and creams making with all natural, wholesome, healing ingredients 
 
  • Making Infused Oils and Lipbalms for cosmetic use
 
  • Kombucha for probiotic health
 
  • Chocoholic Rescue:  Learn to make raw, organic, HEALTHY chocolate from scratch!!  along with the amazing health benefits...  herbal chocolates, chocolate substitutes, strategies for overcoming chocolate cravings...
 
  • Raw Organic Herbal Chocolate Party 
 
  • Let's get wild!  Wild local food and medicine plants
    Learn how to identify and appropriately harvest local wild food and medicinal plants
 
  • Yogurt making

  • Sprouting

  • Wine or beer brewing

  • Composting
 
  • Vermicasting (worm composting)
 
  • Natural pest control for your garden and home
 
  • Herbal walks: Learn about useful plants and how to ethically harvest your own herbal medicine
 
  • The Recycled Garden:  Learn how to turn your kitchen waste into a luscious garden, including discussion of identifying appropriate and viable propagules, turning old containers into great planters, kichen waste for natural pest control, and the art of seed saving. 

 

  • Dream Pillows hands-on workshop.  Learn how to enhance your dreams and quality of sleep, treat headaches and stress, and more by making and using herbal dream pillows.

 

  • Plant propagation and container gardening hands on workshop.  Learn about the art of seed saving, how to make successful cuttings from plants, and the deeper implications of each method.  Make and take home your own container garden.