Summer and Fall Classes  2020

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

2020 Summer & Fall Class and Event Calendar- SPSCC 

 Herbal Medicine & Culinary Garden- Tuesday July 21st  6:30-8pm  There is nothing like the taste of fresh herbs & flowers straight from the garden! When you grow your own herbs, you are assured of their quality while adding your personal energy into these plants. In this class you will learn how to create & care for your own organic garden stocked with herbs best used for cooking, medicines and making amazing tea beverages. We will discuss growing techniques in soil and in water (Aquaponics) as well as how & when to harvest & storing herbs for later use. Includes an Ebook and Handout. 

Herbs Everyday- Tuesday August 4th 6:30-8pm. Herbs are food and vitamins as well as medicine- that’s why it is important to use them on a daily basis. Choosing which herbs work most effectively and duration can be confusing and intimating. In this class you will learn why and how this process works by understanding herbal energetics and the three body types or doshas. We will also discuss the different herbal forms and how to infuse herbs into your lifestyle from a practicing herbalist with 30 years’ experience. Class includes a handout & eBook. 

Water Feature in a Weekend - Tues Aug 18th 6:30-8pm  Learn how to build fountains, bubblers and small ponds that can be built or assembled in a weekend. There are so many unique ways to bring the element of water into the garden as well as sizes and styles that won’t break your bank. Join Pond Specialist Kerri Bailey as she shares her over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Kerri will help you design and choose the appropriate supplies for a successful project done right - the first time. You will also learn how to regularly maintain your feature that suits your lifestyle.   This class includes an informative handout and eBook.

Edible Year-Round Gardens   Tues. 9-8-20 6-7:30  
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.

Putting Your Garden to Bed for Winter   Tues. 9-27 6-7:30
Fall is one of the most important seasons for your garden! 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 beds, 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.

Create Your Own Herb & Spice Blends   10-13-20 Tues 6-7:30
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, Garam Marsala and the Peppers plus many more. Includes a handout, herb & spice cooking chart, recipes and eBook.

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