Classes, Workshops, Walks and Retreat Schedules

Susan Evans, Master Gardener & Herbalist teaches a variety of classes and workshops throughout the Denver-Metro area including cooking classes, gardening classes, medicinal herb education, and home & body essentials. Below you will find her current schedule of events. In addition, she is available to facilitate and instruct private lectures, gardening demonstrations, and workshops for groups, businesses or organizations. Public and private classes can be combined or custom tailored to fit your interests. Other educational opportunities include Wild Herb and Edible Plant Walks, and Workshops & Retreats.

More information is available on the variety of: classes, walks, retreats, and gardening consults Chrysalis Herbs offers.

 
 

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July 2019

Lavender Fest, Cooking with Lavender

July 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, : 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd,
Littleton, CO, Colorado 80128 United States
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$30 – $35.

This class will be held during Lavender Fest at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farm location. Come enjoy a full day of music, garden tours, and all things lavender. Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegar, and sauces. Discover how to keep your dishes from tasting like a bowl of potpourri. Take home a sample of Herbes de Provence seasoning blend to get you started and snack on some…

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August 2019

Festival of Flowers: Floral Designing and Flower Feast

August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, : 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd,
Littleton, CO, Colorado 80128 United States
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$55. – $60.
Violets – Viola sp.

Spend an enchanting evening at Chatfield Farms celebrating the sensory delights of flowers. Led by the designers from Designs Inspired by You, create a lovely floral centerpiece. Then indulge in a delicious, farm-to-table dinner featuring edible flowers and fresh, organic produce. Discover how to incorporate edible flowers, the scrumptious flavors of summer and the art of flower arranging for delightful effect. Recipes, beverage, dinner and floral centerpiece included. Instructors: Lisa Weddel, Laura Tonner, and Susan Evans Menu: Blossom Boursin Cheese…

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September 2019

Pacific Women’s Herbal Conference

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019
$425.

Come to lovely Vashon Island, Washington where we will be celebrating Herbal Roots and Ancestral Wisdom at the 5th annual Pacific Women's Herbal Conference. There will be over 40 workshops and intensives focusing on women’s health and nourishment, herb walks, plant wisdom, and more. The $425 registration includes the conference, rustic lodging, and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. The conference is held at Camp Stealth with 400 wooded acres that include beachfront, walking trails, and fire circles. Come…

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November 2019

Gifts from the Herb Garden

November 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$59.

Spend a fun morning crafting enchanting gifts to delight friends and family.

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January 2020

Delicious Vegetarian

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$60

Discover the scrumptious side of international vegetarian cuisine. We’ll begin with a savory salad and continue with black bean and sweet potato tacos with avocado crema, a spicy cashew veggie stir fry, a pesto and roasted veggie pizza and end with a sweet. Eat your veggies and love doing it! Recipes and full meal included.  

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February 2020

The Art of Pressed Flowers

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$50
pressed flower class

Can't wait for spring flowers? Spend an enjoyable morning creating your own masterpieces with gorgeous pressed flowers. We will make beautiful floral bookmarks and cards, a reusable floral glass votive, and a botanical dipped candle to take home. Learn the best flowers to grow and how to press for optimal color, durability and longevity. Handout and all materials provided.  

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March 2020

Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class and Dinner

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$57.00
cayenne-pepper

Discover the ease of preparing delicious dishes from south of the border. We will prepare the classics; salsa, pico de gallo and guacamole and use them for garnishes for meatball tortilla soup, crispy chorizo enchiladas, and creamy chicken with pumpkin seed sauce. Sip on hibiscus lime coolers and indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate chili cupcakes. Recipes and meal included. Ole!    

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April 2020

Spring Self Renewal Mini-Retreat

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$69.00
The First Breath of Spring

Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM Running Time: 3 hours Ends At: 1:00 PM   Spring is a time of renewal and reawakening. Take some time off to discover herbal tonics, health - superfoods and natural skin products you can make yourself. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. Bring home a soothing skin salve, a cleansing face mask and a detoxifying spring tonic along with recipes and lots of new ideas for becoming your best…

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The Cook’s Herb Garden Workshop and Dinner

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$56.00

Discover the delights of growing your own herb garden! Herbs are perfectly suited to our Colorado climate and have numerous health and taste benefits. We cover how to grow, maintain and harvest herbs and the culinary uses and health benefits of seven popular herbs, including marjoram, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives and basil. Enjoy a delicious, multi-course herbal dinner as you learn how easy it is to have a productive, beautiful herb garden. Dinner, take-home seasoning blend and handout with…

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May 2020

Edible Wild Foods Gourmet Workshop – Identification, Harvesting and Use of Wild Plants

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$55.

Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. Start with an herb walk to identify common tasty plants. Make refreshing teas, nutritious salads, savory soups and delicious additions to pasta, veggies and side dishes. Discover how to locate, identify harvest and prepare wild edibles to add nutrition and flavor to your meals. We end by dining on delicious, vegetarian, wild foods, featuring nopalita salsa, nettle pesto pasta, wild greens salad bar and lavender and dandelion petal shortcake cookies. Experience the fun…

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The Herbalist's Happy Hour -
Crafted Cocktails and Tapas from the Garden

Discover how easy it is to create fresh, artisanal beverages and delectable finger foods from the garden with minimal effort and scrumptious results. Skip the chemicals, dyes and corn syrup and create drinks and appetizers featuring everything from non-alcoholic refreshers, fruity shrubs and edible flower garnishes to captivating cocktails, infused liquors, and savory small bites. This book will inspire you to create your own flavorful libations and tapas.

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It will be available for purchase at Amazon.com. Author Susan Evans will also have books available for purchase at her classes, workshops, retreats and special events. Join our mailing list to recieve release announcements.