This weekend is all about workshops. First of all, I am behind schedule getting my workshop and other special events posted up on the classes and events page of this blog. I also have the workshop schedule nearly finalized for our Open Farm Days free workshops, but not quite finished just yet. I had hoped to have everything posted up by the 31st of January, but as these things go, it’s February 1st and it’s still not done. I will do my best to accomplish the task this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed.
In the meantime, though, I do have some workshop information to share with you. I typically do not post information about other people’s workshops, because if I started doing this it would quickly be an endless process that I simply cannot keep up with. I have so many wonderful friends and former students teaching, in addition to the offerings of many of my own amazing past teachers like Rosemary Gladstar and Susun Weed, that if I started offering to post up everyone’s workshops I think that is all there would be space and time for on this blog. There are a few listings for more information at the bottom of the classes and events page of this blog where you can go to find out the happenings of some events offered by very dear friends and a few excellent organizations that I think are extra special, so check those out if it is of interest.
So, all that said, I am now going to make an exception to my own policy about this and give you information about two of my dearest friends, and a few of the workshops they have upcoming. I hope you will get more information on the specifics using the contact information that I’m offering here.
Kris Isom will be offering a class called How to Grow Your Own Kitty Grass & Catnip on February 9th at 10am at Tagawa’s Garden Center in Centennial Colorado. Here is what she says about this class…”Our house cats love to chew on a little green. Chewing on our houseplants is not good for them and some can be dangerous. We will cover growing catnip in your kitchen windows for the cats that enjoy a little nip now and then,m plus growing oat grass and wheat grass from seed for your kitties.”
On February 23rd at 11am, again at Tagawa Gardens, Kris will be offering a class called Sprouts & Micro-Greens, which can be grown in a small space with minimal effort and material investment. A great way to produce healthy fresh greens to enjoy throughout the season when you cannot get outside to grow your greens in the garden.
Then on March 23rd at 10am at Tagawa’s Kris will be talking about How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Root Crops; Potatoes, Onions, Asparagus & More. She will teach you how to grow these vegetables from seed and bare roots, using organic gardening methods that are appropriate for the Rocky Mountain region. That same day at 3pm, Kris will be Talking about How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Tomatoes in Colorado where colder nights and hot days can make successful tomato growing tricky. As part of this workshop she will be giving some good insights about garden companion plants for your tomatoes too!
As an FYI…I will also be doing a workshop this same weekend at Tagawa’s, but on Sunday March 24th at 11am called Growing Your Own Heritage/Heirloom Vegetables is Great Fun! I will be offering some information on how to grow many different kinds of old-fashioned varieties of heritage and heirloom vegetables like cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes and more. I’ll have a few stories to share about growing these special vegetables. There will also be time to purchase my book, Homegrown Herbs, following the workshop. I’ll hope to see you there
For all the workshops, of which there are always on-going offerings at Tagawa Garden Center, you can get more information by visiting their website at www.TagawaGardens.com or you can call 303-690-4722.
Now meet one of my oldest and dearest friends, Ann Drucker. Ann is an amazing herbalist in Boulder, Colorado. She offers many different workshops, intensives and consultations throughout the year on many different subjects and healing modalities. You can visit her website at www.herbalhealingarts.com to see all the amazing events she has scheduled in 2013.
On April 20th, Ann will be hosting an Herbal Gathering called Springtime Celebration! This will be a time to gather with the plants and celebrate the arrival of spring, and the amazing healing gifts the plants offer us like dandelion root recharge!!
I hope that you will check out Ann’s other workshops and events. She is one of the most talented and gifted herbalists in the United States, and having her nearby is a great asset to those of us who live in Colorado.
I hope you will enjoy one or many of these workshops offered by these two special women.
Keep your eyes open over the next couple of days for another post with my schedule of events so far for 2013. I will also be putting up a lot more information about our Open Farm Days and Farm Stand Plant Sale coming this April and May. We will be expanding our free workshop offerings to include not only the classes that I teach, but we are very honored to have 3 other quite excellent guest teachers who will be teaching workshops during the Open Farm Days this spring. More about all these events and happening soon I promise!