2019 - Fall Classes Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com or call 253-864-3330 to register

Putting Your Garden to Bed- Sat. Sept. 21nd 12-1:30pm Learn what you need to do to prepare your garden for fall and winter months. We will cover how to take care of your landscape & garden plants, irrigation and water features as well as what you can plant, mulch and fertilize during this time. Includes a year- round garden schedule & cool-warm season veggie guide, handout and eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

The Perfect Houseplant Sat. Sept. 21nd 10-11:30am Anyone can successfully grow houseplants, at least after you take this class! Learn which houseplants and other indoor plants can be successfully grown in your home or office and how to easily care for them. Includes a handout, toxic plant guide and ebook.   Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Chakra  Workshop– Sat. Oct 5th  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 www.PierceCE.com

 

Smudging- Purify & Protect- Make & Take. Sat. Oct 5th 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

 

Deciphering Herbal Supplements- Sat. Oct. 19th 10-11:30am- Most people may think of herbs as medicine, but herbs are also food! They are “nature’s whole food vitamins” better than any synthetic, generic vitamin found on drugstore shelves. We will discuss popular supplements currently on the market and how they may differ. You will also learn how to make your own herbal formula using ground herbs to target specific health issues and increase your daily nutritional intake. Includes a handout with recipes and an eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Healthy Teas – Make & Take Tea Blend. Sat. October 19th 12-2pm -  Enjoying Tea is not just for afternoons! There are many types- black, green, white, red and herbal with flavors ranging from earthy, spicy, minty to fruity that are delicious & nutritious.  Teas can be appreciated hot or cold and may or may not contain caffeine. Learn the basics of tea and how to brew your perfect cup while we will sample several types and make your own unique tea blends with combinations of herbs, flowers and “tea”. These loose leaf teas can be put inside tea bags or brewed inside a diffuser. Great for gift giving or for your own enjoyment! -$5 fee per blend oz. due to instructor. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

Detox for a New You! Jan. 12th 10-11:30am If your New Year’s resolution is to “lose weight” or “get healthier” then detoxification is a great starting point. We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis from our environment, workplace, personal care products, and what we consume. From time to time, depending upon your lifestyle and level of exposure, our bodies need to “detox” by undergoing a 2-step detoxification process. In this class you will learn how to safely detox and create your own customized program using herbs, diet and other natural substances. Class includes and informative handout.     

 

Healthy Teas - Jan. 12th 12-1:30pm -  Tea is the number one beverage in the world. Learn why this delicious beverage can help you loose weight and detox, while providing valuable nutrition. Herbal tea blends are mixtures of flowers, leaves, berries, bark or roots. Learn how to make high quality loose leaf tea blends with herbs that are caffeine free. These blends can also be added to your favorite black or green teas.  Loose leaf teas can be put inside tea bags or brewed inside a diffuser. Great for gift giving or for your own enjoyment! Includes a handout and eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

 

 

 

Immunity Boosters- Jan. 26th 10-11:30am Tired of being sick every winter?  Learn how to increase your immunity using certain foods, teas, essential oils and herbal supplements as well as other natural techniques. We will cover how to prevent colds, flu, allergies and general immune enhancement. Class includes a handout and EBook.   

Cooking with Herbs & Spices - Jan. 26th 12-1:30pm - Put a little spice in your life, or at least in your food! In this class we will discuss herbs and spices that can enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes, as well as how to make your own seasoning blends. We will cover Asian, Mexican, Indian and Mediterranean single and combination blends like Curry, Graham Marsala and the Peppers plus many more.  Includes a handout, herb & spice cooking chart, recipes and eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Essential Oil Blends for Winter – Feb. 2nd 12-1:30pm - 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. Printed book will be available for sale after class. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Herbal Balms, Bars & Butters - Feb. 2nd 10-11:30am - Balms are natural moisturizers that you can make with a few basic ingredients- with or without fragrance. They are perfect for chapped skin and as a wound remedy for cuts and scrapes- use on face, lips, hands and feet. Learn how to make basic herbal balms using oils, waxes, butters & essential oils during this demonstration class. You will get recipes and instructional handout on how to make this versatile product- balms, bars & butters for gifts and personal use. During this class we will also discuss ingredients, techniques and supplies needed. Includes eBook. Printed book will be available for sale after class.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com   

 

Indoor Gardening - Feb. 16th 10-11:30am - 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.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

 

 

Create a Succulent Zen Garden- Make & Take. Feb. 16th  12-2pm Succulents are attractive, easy to care for container plants. In this class you will learn how to make and take care of your own decorative succulent garden that can be hardy outdoors all year as a living arrangement. Class includes 1 container project, handout and eBook. $15 fee due to instructor.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Chakra Workshop – Mar. 2nd 10-11:30am - 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. Sat. Mar 2nd 12-1:30pm.  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

 

 

Create Lawn Envy - Mar. 16th 10-11:30am - 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. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Pruning Your Landscape - Mar. 16th 12-1:30pm - 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. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

Your Garden Secrets Revealed. 4-13, 20, 27 10-12am Sat. In this Beginning Garden Series, you will discover the secrets of your garden and how to care for it easily using effective natural methods safe for kids and pets. Join Horticulturist  Kerri Bailey as she shares +20 years’ experience as an organic gardener and nursery veteran. The first Class focuses on Ornamental Plants & Landscape Design- Plant Types 101, zones & hardiness, selecting plants, year-round bloom, water features and landscape design principles.   The second class is all about Edibles- Fruits, berries, veggies- warm vs cool season, propagation and seed starting. The third class tackles Plant Care & Garden techniques-proper planting, watering, pruning, soils & mulches, fertilizers, pesticides, weeding concepts. Bring your yard & garden pictures, questions and problems while we will tackle them together! Class includes handouts & eBooks for each session.

Bonsai Make & Take Sat. 4-13-19 12:30-2:30pm. Bonsai literally means “tree in a pot”. Join horticulturist Kerri Bailey as she reveals the ancient mysteries of Bonsai care in this hands-on and informative class. You will learn basic bonsai techniques to create your own hardy, outdoor bonsai tree. This class includes all you need:  Tree, Pot, Wire, Soil, Gravel & Tool kit (cost $40 for materials due to instructor) and care guide & ebook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Create a Hanging Container Garden – Apr. 20th 12:30-2:30pm - Not everyone has a big yard or a lot of time for gardening, but anyone can care for plants in pots. Add pizzazz to an entry way, focal point or other landscape area with containers full of prolific plants for year-round or seasonal interest. Learn how to create & care for gorgeous, healthy plants in a hanging basket.  $20 Materials fee for plants, container, soil & fertilizer (or bring your own) will be due to the instructor. Includes an Ebook and Handout.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Create a Succulent Zen Garden- Make & Take. 4-27-19  12:30-2:30pm Succulents are attractive, easy to care for container plants. In this class you will learn how to make and take care of your own decorative succulent garden that can be hardy outdoors all year as a living arrangement. Class includes 1 container project, handout and eBook. $15 fee due to instructor.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Natural Yard Care –May 4th 10-11:30pm- 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. Creating Compost, Importance of Mulch, Fertilizers, Beneficial Microbes, Aquaponics and Companion Planting methods will be discussed. 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. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Bees, Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens - May 4th 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 butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects. Demonstration Plants for sale after class. Includes an Ebook and Handout.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Edible Gardens - May 11th 10-11:30am - Combine function with form by using edible plants in your landscape. Flowers, herbs and veggies can be both attractive and useful for cooking, baking and for beverages. Learn which plants you can grow that can be used for crafts, canning or cut down your grocery bill. Demonstration Plants for sale after class. Includes an Ebook and Handout.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

Herb & Tea Gardens – May 11th 12-1:30pm - There is nothing like the taste of fresh herbs & flowers straight from the garden! Learn how to create, care & harvest for your own organic herb & tea garden for cooking, preserving and making amazing tea beverages. Demonstration Plants for sale after class. Includes an Ebook and Handout.  Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Herbal Supplements & Smoothie Mixes – Make & Take- Sat. May 25th 10-12- Most people may think of herbs as medicine, but herbs are also food! They are “nature’s whole food vitamins” better than any synthetic, generic vitamin found on drugstore shelves. Powdered herbs can be put into capsules or used as additives in your smoothie. You will also learn how to make your own herbal formula using ground herbs to target specific health issues and increase your daily nutritional intake. Includes a handout with recipes and an eBook. You will be able to make your own supplement for extra fee $5/oz due to instructor. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Cooking with Herbs – Summer BBQ Make & Take Spice Blend - May 25th 12:30-2:30pm - Put a little spice in your life, or at least in your food! In this class we will discuss herbs and spices that can enhance the flavor of your Summer favorite dishes, as well as how to make your own seasoning blends, BBQ rubs, Dressings and Salads. Includes a handout, recipes and eBook. You will get to make your own herb & spice blends last part of class- $5/blend due to instructor. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Chakra Workshop – June 1st 10-12 - 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

 

Make a Fragrance Blend – June 1nd 12:30-2:30pm - 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. Learn how to blend oils by choosing which ones go well together for desired results. You will get to make two scents to take home, $10 fee for the instructor.  Includes a handout, recipes and eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Crystal Connections- Make & Take. Sat. June 15th 10-12. Crystals and Gemstones are nature’s energy sources helping us ground, protect and increase our health and happiness. Learn how to identify many common stones, there uses, meanings and how to make a power grid. The last part of the class you will make your own Gemstone Kit -$10 fee due to instructor. Class includes handout, guide & eBook. Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA www.PierceCE.com

 

Smudging- Purify & Protect- Make & Take. Sat. June 15th 12:30- 2:20pm.  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

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