2020 - Winter Classes Pierce College Continuing Education, Puyallup, WA
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Detox for a New You! Sat. Jan. 11th 10-11:30am
Create Healthy Teas Sat. Jan. 11th 12-2pm
Immunity Boosters- Sat. Jan. 18th 10-11:30am
Deciphering Herbal Supplements- Sat. Jan. 18th 12-1:30pm
Cooking with Herbs & Spices – Sat. Jan. 25th 10-11:30am
Create Your Own Herb & Spice Blends – Sat. Jan. 25th 12-2pm
The Perfect Houseplant – Sat. Feb. 1st 10-11:30am PC Puyallup
Indoor Gardening – Sat. Feb. 1st 12-1:30pm PC Puyallup
Essential Oil Blends for Winter – Sat. Feb. 8th 10-12pm PC Puyallup
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 PC Puyallup
Create Lawn Envy – Sat. Mar. 7th 12:30-2:30pm PC Puyallup
Detox for a New You! Tues. Sat.Jan 11th 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 everyday 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 ebook and informative handout. Pierce College, Puyallup. This class will cut through the confusion of how and why to safely detox and why slower is actually better for you in the long run. Students will have an opportunity to create your own detox program with help from the instructor.
Create Healthy Tea Blends – Sat.Jan 11th 12-2pm- 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. We will sample different types of “loose leaf” teas that can be put inside tea bags or brewed inside a diffuser. Great for gift giving or for your own enjoyment! Includes a handout, recipes and eBook. You will be able to make 2 tea blends. Make Your Own Blends- 2/$10 (material fee for instructor) + 29 for class= $39 . Pierce College, Puyallup. Students will learn the difference between the different types of teas- black, green, white, red, mate and herbals. Teas will be sampled to help students decide which teas they like to make their own unique tea blends.
Immunity Boosters- Sat. Jan. 18th 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, Recipes and EBook.
Students will learn the basics of how our immune system works and diseases & illnesses including autoimmune issues. They will learn the differences between colds vs the flu and how to naturally fight and prevent common illness and seasonal allergies.
Deciphering Herbal Supplements- Sat. Jan. 18th 12-1:30pm- 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
Cooking with Herbs & Spices – Sat. Jan. 25th 10-11:30am – Herbs and spices are some of nature’s gifts that can add color, texture and nutrients into our food. In this class we will discuss incorporating herbs and spices into our everyday diet, those that can enhance the flavor and nutrients into your favorite dishes, as well as learning many new recipes. We will cover which herbs, spices and edible flowers do well with meats, veggies, desserts and cocktails and how to create flavored oils, extracts, butters, vinegars and other condiments.
Includes a handout, herb & spice cooking chart, recipes and eBook. Students will learn how to process and utilize herbs and spices depending upon the form-fresh, dried and ground- as well as how to harvest and store them. The instructor will demonstrate many different techniques on how to eat your herbs everyday. We will discuss the 6 tastes and how they affect our brains and eating habits.
Create Your Own Herb & Spice Blends – Sat. Jan. 25th 12-2pm 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 adding extra nutrients. Learn how to make your own seasoning blends for your family or give as gifts. 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. Make Your Own Blends- 2/$10 (material fee for instructor) + 29 for class= $39.
Students will learn the basics about using common herbs and spices and how they complement each other in many types of regional blends. There is also opportunity to create your own unique blends using the herbs and spices provided with or without salt or pepper. The different types of salts will be discussed, including smoked pink, red and black salts.
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!
The Perfect Houseplant -Sat. Feb. 1st 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.
Do you know that Houseplants can clean our indoor air inside our homes and offices? Nasa did many studies on this topic which will discussed. Students will learn the basics of houseplant care, types and which plants prefer low, medium and high light. This class will help you decide which plants are the best for you given your situation and growing conditions. There is a perfect plant for everyone!
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. hakras 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.