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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August 2018

Herbal Pantry

August 7, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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February 2019

Art of Pressed Flowers

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$50 – $55.

Can't wait for spring flowers? Spend an enjoyable morning creating your own masterpieces with gorgeous pressed flowers. We'll 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 2019

Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class and Dinner

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$57.

Discover the ease of preparing delicious dishes from south of the border! Learn how to master the classics: salsa, guacamole and chipotle crema and use them for garnishes for a Mexican meatball soup, creamy chicken with pumpkin seed sauce and zesty fish tacos. Wash it all down with hibiscus/lime tea and chili chocolate cupcakes. Recipes and dinner included.    

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Spring Self Renewal Mini Retreat

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$69.

Spring is a time of renewal and reawakening. Take some time off to discover herbal tonics, health boosting super foods, and natural skin products you can make yourself. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. We'll make and bring home a soothing lavender/calendula skin salve, a cleansing and purifying face mask and a detoxifying spring tonic along with recipes and lots of new ideas for becoming your best self. Delicious super foods lunch and all materials included.…

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April 2019

Herbal Home and Garden Workshop/Luncheon

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$79.

Learn how to create a garden full of plants that can be used in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, spa, and cleaning cupboard. Discover herbs for culinary teas and seasoning blends, spa body and bath care, first aid, and toxin free green cleaning. Enjoy a delicious herbal lunch featuring Roasted Tomato Gazpacho with Parmesan Crisps; Herbed Chicken Salad with Green Goddess Dressing and finish with  Rosemary Rhubarb Cobbler. From an herbal ingredient buffet, make and take home an herbal seasoning blend,…

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The Cooks Herb Garden, Workshop and Dinner

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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$54.
Herb of the Month – Basil – Ocimum sp.

Discover the numerous health and taste benefits of your own herb garden. We'll cover growing, harvesting and culinary uses of 7 of the most popular culinary herbs including marjoram, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, basil and more.We'll make an all purpose garden seasoning blend and have a delicious herbal meal. Take home an herb blend and an extensive handout with recipes and growing instructions.    

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