Fall 2019 - Winter 2020
South Puget Sound Community College
2 campuses- Lacey or Yelm:
4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Yelm Community Center
2020 Winter Class and Event Calendar- Kerri Bailey SPSCC
Essential Oil Blends for Winter – Tuesday Dec. 10th 6-8pm $39 SPSCC Lacey
Herbal Balms, Bars & Butters – Thur. Dec 12th 6-7:30pm $29 SPSCC Yelm
Create Herb & Spice Blends – Tues. Dec. 17th 6-8pm $39 SPSCC Yelm
Cooking with Herbs & Spices – Thur. Dec. 19th 6-7:30pm $29 SPSCC Lacey
Detox for a New You! Tues. Jan. 7th 6-7:30pm $29 SPSCC Lacey
Create Healthy Teas - Tues. Jan. 21st 6-8pm $39 SPSCC Yelm
Immunity Boosters- Tues. Jan. 28th 6-7:30pm $29 SPSCC Lacey
Indoor Gardening - Tues. Feb. 4th 6-7:30pm $29 SPSCC Lacey
The Perfect Houseplant -Tues. Feb. 18th 6-7:30pm $29 Lacey
Pruning Your Landscape - Tues. Mar. 3rd 6-7:30pm $29 Lacey
Create Lawn Envy – Tues. Mar. 17th 6-7:30pm $29 SPSCC Lacey
Essential Oil Blends for Winter – Tuesday Dec. 10th 6-8pm - 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. SPSCC Lacey
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!
Herbal Balms, Bars & Butters – Thur. Dec 12th 6-7:30pm - 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.
Students will learn how to create balms, bars and butters for personal care use or to make as gifts to share with friends and family. Balm bars can be made into shapes and melted to release their natural aroma for a natural air freshener. Students will also be introduced to herbs, essential oils and other “natural” raw ingredients used for making butters, bars and balms SPSCC Yelm
Create Your Own Herb & Spice Blends – Tues. Dec. 17th 6-8pm - 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. SPSCC Yelm
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.
Cooking with Herbs & Spices – Thur. Dec. 19th 6-7:30pm – 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. SPSCC Lacey
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.
Detox for a New You! Tues. Jan. 7th 6-7:30pm 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. SPSCC Lacey
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 – Tues. Jan. 21st 6-8pm - 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 SPSCC Yelm
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- Tues. Jan. 28th 6-7:30pm 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. SPSCC Lacey
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.
Indoor Gardening - Tues. Feb. 4th 6-7:30pm - 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. SPSCC Lacey
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 -Tues. Feb. 18th 6-7:30pm 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.SPSCC Lacey
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!
Pruning Your Landscape - Tues. Mar. 3rd 6-7:30pm - 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. SPSCC Lacey
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 – Tues. Mar. 17th 6-7:30pm - 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. SPSCC Lacey
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.