2020 - Spring Classes Pierce College
Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA
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Indoor Gardening – Sat. Feb. 1st 12-1:30pm
Essential Oil Blends for Winter – Sat. Feb. 8th 10-12pm
Create Natural Fragrance Sprays- Sat. Feb. 8th 12:30-2:30pm
Chakra Workshop– Sat. Feb. 22nd 10-12pm
Smudging- Purify & Protect- Make & Take.Feb. 22nd 12:30-2:30pm
Pruning Your Landscape – Sat. Mar. 7th 10-12pm
Create Lawn Envy – Sat. Mar. 7th 12:30-2:30pm
Edible Garden Year-Round Gardens 4/18 10-11:30am
Nature Friendly Gardening 4/18 12-1:30pm
Create a Rain Garden 5/2 10-11:30
Attracting Pollinators-Bees, Bf & Hummingbirds 5/2 12-1:30
Create Backyard Bird & Wildlife Gardens 5/30 10-11:30am
Herb & Tea Gardens 5/30 12-1:30pm
Chakra Connections Workshop 6/6 10am-12pm
Smudge M&T 6/6 12:30-2:30
Indoor Gardening - Sat. Feb. 1st 12-1:30pm - Discover the joys of indoor gardening. Did you know Houseplants actually clean the air inside your home? Learn how to keep your house plants healthy and happy using organic and natural pest control methods. We will also cover sprouting seeds for grazing on fresh greens all winter long as well as starting seeds indoors to get a jump start on spring. Class includes a handout and eBook.
There is so much indoor gardening we can do during the winter that helps to beat the blues! Grow your own indoor microgreen garden, fresh sprouts on the counter top, seed starting that saves money and a crash course on growing & caring for houseplants. So much information and ideas packed into this class!
Essential Oil Blends for Winter – Saturday Feb. 8th 10-12pm - Essential oil blends are “nature’s nectar” consisting of aromas that range from floral, citrus, woodsy, musk, herbal, spicy and sweet. They are fun and easy to prepare by combining a variety of scents together diluted in a carrier oil. This blend can be used “neat” directly on the skin as a fragrance or used as an ingredient to make other herbal products- sprays, bath oils, balms, additive, insect repellant, etc. Learn the basics on using essential oils and how to blend oils by choosing which ones go well together for desired results especially for winter. Class includes a handout and eBook. Make Your Own Blends- 2/$10 (material fee for instructor) + 29 for class= $39. Pierce College, Puyallup.
Students will get an understanding of what essential oils are, how they are produced and gain insight on how to safely use them. Seasonal scents will be sampled hands-on so students can create their own blends used for aromatherapy, fragrance or as a room air refresher. Many recipes and ideas for other projects will also be discussed- making sprays, cleaning products, carrier oil blends, plus more!
Create Natural Fragrance Sprays- Sat. Feb. 8th 12:30-2:30pm. Worried about what’s in your perfume, room freshener or facial toner? Then this class is for you! Learn how to make your own DIY fragrance sprays with natural ingredients customized to your liking and individual needs. These sprays can be used to scent the home, air, linens, clothes, pet bedding as well as on the body as a fragrance, insect repellant, facial toner or for rash relief. Easy to make for your personal use, family members or give as gifts. Class includes an instructional handout. You will be able to make your 2 of your own fragrance sprays, $10 material fee due to instructor. PC Puyallup
Chakra Workshop- Sat. Feb. 22nd 10-12pm. Chakras are our bodies inner energy centers that help us function on all levels. When we activate our Chakras we help to heal emotional wounds and physical ailments, balance our circadian rhythm and enhance inner peace. This class covers the basics of the 7 main Chakras and how to align them using crystal chakra kits, essential oils, meditation and herbs. Class includes a handout, Chakra Test and eBook. Chakra Manual cost $15. Other kits and items also available for sale. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA
Smudging- Purify & Protect- Make & Take. Sat. Feb. 22nd 12:30-2:30pm. Smudging is the ancient practice of burning fragrant leaves and flowers to purify an area or provide protection from negative energy. In this class you will learn smudging techniques, meditations and which plants are safe to use for smudging. The last part you will make your own cedar smudge stick, smudge herb blend kit with shell and feather- $10 fee due to instructor. Class includes handout, guide & eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA
Pruning Your Landscape - Sat. Mar. 7th 10-12pm - A fabulous landscape is not only well planted, it is properly groomed. Pruning is not only for the appearance, it can enhance the health of your trees, shrubs and perennials by decreasing risk from disease and insect damage. In this class you will learn basic techniques, tools and equipment, what times of the year to prune as well as how to dead head flowers for prolific blooms. We will have a shrub to practice on for demonstration purposes. Includes a handout and eBook.
This class will take the confusion out of your pruning chores. Once you know when, how and what to prune- at the proper times, you will achieve an amazing landscape! We will discuss how & when to prune trees, shrubs, fruits, canes, berries, vines, grasses, perennials as well as dead heading and dormant spraying. Bring your questions and images for the instructor if desired.
Create Lawn Envy – Sat. Mar. 7th 12:30-2:30pm - You should never have “lawn envy” again after you have taken this class. We will cover organic & natural techniques, tricks and tips for you to have the lawn you desire with minimal effort- it’s all about timing. You will also learn which grass species thrive in the PNW; types of fertilizers and soil amendments to use; mowing, watering and over seeding vs. sod. Healthy lawns start with healthy soil! Includes a handout and Ebook.
This class will take the confusion out of your lawn care chores. Once you know what grass needs are and then provide it at the proper times, you will achieve an amazing lawn that will create envy with your neighbors, or at least get them to tell you your secret. We will discuss natural lawn care and how to deal with common problems. Bring your questions and images for the instructor if desired.
Edible Year-Round Gardens- Thursday April 18th 10-11:30am - Combine function with form by using edible plants in your landscape. Flowers, fruits herbs and veggies can be both attractive and useful for cooking, baking, fresh eating and for beverages. Learn which plants you can grow and when, that can be used for crafts, cooking, canning while cut down your grocery bill. We will discuss warm season vs. cool season veggies as well as growing techniques for indoors and out. Includes an eBook and Handout.
Students will learn a variety of organic growing techniques for indoor and outdoor success from a horticulturist with over 20 years of industry and gardening experience here in the PNW.
Natural Yard Care –Saturday April 18th 12-1:30pm When we let nature work, life is easier. In this class, you will learn the difference between traditional vs. organic gardening methods and why it makes a difference. Using 6 Natural Gardening Guidelines we will discuss Creating/Using Compost, Importance of Mulch, Fertilizers, Beneficial Microbes, Aquaponics and Companion Planting methods. Learn natural pest control methods, how beneficial insects can control pests and how to identify plant diseases & treat them. Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants… Includes an eBook and Handout.
Create a Rain Garden Saturday May 2nd 10-11:30am. A rain garden- aka bioretention facility- is a recessed area in the landscape that collects rain from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to collect & soak into the ground. These areas can be beautifully planted with shrubs, grasses, perennials and other native flowers using specific soil mixes. This is a cost effective and attractive way to reduce runoff from your property while having a positive effect on your local neighborhood. You will learn which plants to use as well as the strategy to design your own rain garden at home, school or church. Class includes a handout and eBook.
Attracting Pollinators-Bees, Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens – Saturday May 2nd 12-1:30pm Attracting Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds is not just for old fashioned cottage gardeners! Learn how you can create a gorgeous, easy care garden with increased fruits and vegetable yields while attracting pollinators-butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects. We will also discuss how to create micro-prairies using native grasses and flowers and other sustainable habitat areas and survival elements. Students will learn which Native Bees (mason, leaf cutter & beneficial), Hummingbirds & Butterflies are local to our area. Includes an eBook and Handout.
Create Backyard Bird & Wildlife Gardens -Saturday May 30th 10-11:30am. Learn what you can do to help improve our environment and support native birds and other wildlife in your own backyard. It has been estimated that we have lost a third of our bird population, so now more than ever is it important to help our feathered and furry backyard friends. We will learn how to create an attractive and functional wildlife habitat using several elements and techniques of garden design and providing food and water sources. This is a fun project for the whole family turning your yard, balcony container or other landscape space into a welcoming haven. You will also learn how to get your sustainable backyard can be certified by the NWF. Includes handout and eBook.
Herb & Tea Gardens – Saturday May 30th 12-1:30pm - There is nothing like the taste of fresh herbs & flowers straight from the garden! Learn how to create, care for and harvest your own organic herb & tea garden as well as how to utilize plants for cooking, making nutritional & medicinal concoctions, preserves, vinegars, oils and making amazing healthy iced and hot tea beverages. Includes an eBook and Handout.
Chakra Workshop – Saturday June 6th 10am-12pm - Chakras are our bodies inner energy centers that help us function on all levels. When we activate our Chakras we help to heal emotional wounds and physical ailments, balance our circadian rhythm and enhance inner peace. This class covers the basics of the 7 main Chakras and how to align them using crystal chakra kits, essential oils, meditation and herbs. Class includes a handout, Chakra Test and eBook. Chakra Manual cost $15. Other kits and items also available for sale. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com
Smudging- Purify & Protect- Make & Take. Saturday June 6th 12:30- 2:30pm. Smudging is the ancient practice of burning fragrant leaves and flowers to purify an area or provide protection from negative energy. In this class you will learn smudging techniques, meditations and which plants are safe to use for smudging. The last part you will make your own cedar smudge stick, smudge herb blend kit with shell and feather- $10 fee due to instructor. Class includes handout, guide & eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com