Winter & Spring Classes 2021 SPSCC

South Puget Sound Community College

2 campuses- Lacey or Yelm- closed.


Lacey Campus 4220 6th Ave SE

Lacey, WA 98503  360-709-2000

Yelm Community Center

Herbal Medicine Chest. Tues. Jan, 12th 6-7:30pm. Learn how to stock your herbal medicine chest with easy to make home remedies using herbs and other natural ingredients. Fun to do with friends and family. Class includes a handout and eBook.

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. 

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!


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.

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.


Edible Year-Round Gardens- Tues. April 27th 6-7:30pm - 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 and planting by the moon phases. 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.


Cooking with Herbs – Summer BBQ - Tues. May 11th 6-7:30pm  - Put a little spice in your life, or at least in your food! In this class we will discuss how to use and process both fresh and dried herbs and spices in order to enhance the flavor of your Summer favorite dishes, as well as increase our nutritional intake. We will learn how to make your own seasoning blends, BBQ rubs, Dressings and Salads. Includes a handout, recipes and eBook.

Herbal Medicine Chest- Tues. June 1st 6-7:30pm. Learn how to stock your herbal medicine chest with easy to make home remedies using herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients. Fun to do with friends and family. Explore what you can create in your own kitchen and share with friends and family. Join Certified Herbalist Kerri Bailey as she shares her 30 years of experience and recipes with you. Class includes a handout and an eBook.

Students will learn how to make- herbal vitamins, tinctures & extracts, balms & butters, herbal sprays, essential oil blends, tea blends and bath salts.