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

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$60.

Come and learn all the wonderful ways you can grow and use this beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow plant. You’ll make and take home Herbes de Provence seasoning blend, soothing lavender/calendula lip balm, conditioning herbal hair rinse, fragrant lavender sachets to scent drawers or to use in the dryer, and a refreshing facial toner. Recipes and take-home samples included.t

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Herbal Home and Garden Workshop

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$70.

Learn how to create a garden full of plants that can be used in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, spa, and cleaning cupboard. From an herbal ingredient buffet, make and take home an herbal seasoning blend, digestive tea blend, exfoliating body scrub, soothing lip balm, and cleansing face mask. Handout with growing instructions and recipes included.

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Backyard Bounty

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$40.
Herb of the Month – Dandelion

Explore the treasure trove of wild herbs, medicinal plants and edible weeds common to backyards and weedy areas with clinical herbalist Susan Evans. Learn how to make a blood cleansing tea from red clover, a tasty salad from lamb's quarters, stop bleeding with yarrow and much more. Discover the amazing plants you’ve been stepping on all these years! Class will be held outdoors, please dress for the weather.

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Flower Pressing Arts

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$60.
colorado Gardening

Spend an enjoyable morning creating your own masterpieces with gorgeous pressed flowers from the garden. We’ll make beautiful bookmarks, cards and a dipped floral candle to take home. Discover the best flowers to grow and how to press for optimal color, durability and long life. Handout and all materials provided.

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Gardens to Glass

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$70.
Herbalist's Happy Hour

Become your own mixologist and dazzle your family and guests with custom crafted cocktails and tapas. Participants will learn to make aqua frescas, elixirs, and syrups using ingredients from the garden and fresh markets. Includes drink and tapas tastings and handout with recipes. Susan's book, The Herbalist's Happy Hour will be available for purchase.

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Lavender Fest

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$60.

Come and learn all the wonderful ways you can grow and use this beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow plant. You’ll make and take home Herbes de Provence seasoning blend, soothing lavender/calendula lip balm, conditioning herbal hair rinse, fragrant lavender sachets to scent drawers or to use in the dryer, and a refreshing facial toner. Recipes and take-home samples included.

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Lavender Fest, Cooking with Lavender

July 20 @ 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 @ 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 - September 22
$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 @ 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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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.