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 2018

Stalking the Wild Edible, Workshop and Lunch

July 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$75.

This class is part of the Crested Butted Wildflower Festival. Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. We’ll start with an herb walk to identify common tasty plants. Learn how to make tasty teas, nutritious salads 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’ll end with a delicious, vegetarian wild foods lunch. Experience the fun and benefits of eating on…

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Flower Pressing Arts

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$60.

  This class is part of the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com. 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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Lavender Fest

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

This class takes place at the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. 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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Backyard Bounty

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Crested Butte, CO United States + Google Map
$40.

This class is part of the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival 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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Lavender Fest, Cooking with Lavender

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, : 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd,
Littleton, CO, Colorado 80128 United States
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$30

This class takes place during Lavender Festival. Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegars 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 delicious lavender shortbread cookies and lavender lemonade while we explore the culinary uses of this lovely plant. Recipes included.  

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August 2018

Herbal Pantry

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$39

Wondering what to do with all those fragrant herbs languishing in your garden? Learn how to preserve your herbal harvest in elegant vinegars, herb butters, herb salts, sugars and seasoning blends, marinated cheeses, robust pestos and spicy salsas. Turn your daily fare into something special. Go home inspired with new ways to implement the healthy and delicious flavors of your garden bounty. Generous sample tastings, recipes, and growing and harvesting tips included. Get that winter pantry started! Demonstration class.  

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September 2018

Edible Flower Feast

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$50

Edible Flower Feast Experience a sensory feast as we explore the delectable world of edible flowers. Learn how to safely grow, harvest and use flowers for tasty and beautiful culinary creations. Discover how to candy flowers and herbs for elegant garnishes. Enjoy a luncheon of Herb Blossom Canapés, Chicken Curry Salad with Flower Confetti, Calendula Deviled Eggs, Blossom Tea and finish with Chocolate Mint Cupcakes with crystallized flowers. Lunch and handout with edible flower list and recipes included. Treat yourself!…

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Food Preservation Boot Camp

September 29
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, : 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd,
Littleton, CO, Colorado 80128 United States
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$108 – $120.

Part I of Food Preservation Boot Camp Series: Drying & Freezing Morning Class Turn your garden or farmers market bounty into a ready-to-use pantry full of flavorful dried or frozen veggies, fruits and herbs. Get an overview of the best freezing and drying techniques. Fun and easy to process, compact dried and/or frozen food is perfect for long storage, high nutrient value and concentrated taste. This preservation method is ideal for camping, school lunches, small storage spaces, and quick, tasty…

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November 2018

Scrumptious Holiday Appetizers, Cooking Class and Dinner

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$60.

Take the stress out of the holidays and add some pizzazz to your entertaining with these easy, elegant offerings. We will make Baby Crab Cakes with Chive Aioli, Roasted Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, smoky Baba Ganoush, creamy Queso Fundido with Chorizo, Lemon Rosemary Olives and savory Veggie Flatbread. Recipes and generous tastings provided. Be the hit of the holiday season!

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December 2018

Gifts from the Herb Garden

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$59.
Beauty of Pressed Flowers

Spend a fun morning crafting enchanting gifts to delight friends and family. Make and take home chocolate delights including delicious chocolate nut clusters and irresistible chocolate dipped candied ginger and orange peel. Learn how to make spicy/sweet cocktail nuts, a soothing lavender lip balm, a pressed-flower glass candle holder and pot up some narcissus for fragrant blooms. We ll have chai tea and scones to keep that creative juice going. Recipes and all materials included. Treat yourself!

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