Group Classes

Community Classes for Groups serve corporate, nonprofit and adult groups, seniors and people with differing abilities. These classes offer a safe, fun environment where group members can engage with each other and while experiencing a hands-on connection with gardening and pollinator-related activities.

These classes can take place at Growing Gardens' Boulder farm or off site. Each class is facilitated by Growing Gardens' staff that lead group activities and discussion.

Curriculum topics include, and are not limited to:

Spring (Feb – May)

  • Garden Planning and Design – Vegetable or Landscape
  • Seeding and Transplanting for the Garden
  • Container Planting – Propagating African Violets
  • Creating Bird Habitats

Summer (May – August)

  • Fresh Garden Salsa and Lemonade Party
  • The Many Ways to Make Fresh Pesto
  • Using Every Bit of the Plant: Dips and Spreads
  • Aromatherapy Spritzers
  • Flower/Leaf Pressing Part 1
  • Flower/Leaf Pressing Part 2: Bookmarks or Photos
  • Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Potpourri  Making

Fall (Aug – Nov)

  • All About Apples
  • Applesauce and Apple Salsa Making
  • Dried Apple Slice Garlands
  • Harvest Festivals

Winter (Nov – Feb)

  • Lip Balms and Salves from Beeswax fresh from our honeybee hives
  • Gifts from the Garden – bath salts, teas and tinctures
  • Seed Legacy
  • Chocolate Making

These classes are available throughout the year:

  • Vermicomposting
  • Dried Hanging Leaf Mobile
  • Honeybee Studies
  • Hand-dipped Candles
  • Aquaponics and Hydroponics
  • Current Agriculture Issues
  • Georgia O'Keefe and Vincent Van Gogh: Painters in the Garden

Senior and Groups with Differing Abilities: Curriculum is meant to increase motor, cognitive and psychological functions. Activities create opportunities for social and inter-generational interaction and empower individuals through experiencing the pride that comes with successful gardening and group collaboration.

Our partner agencies include the following: The Academy, Bella Vista, Mental Health Partners, Boulder Garden Club, Expand, and Imagine!.

Weekly, monthly and one time visits to the garden are available through out the year. We can also bring garden programming to your facility!

Classes are typically 1-1.5 hours in length.

For more information, pricing, or to sign up, please contact Annie Sweeney at 303-443-9952 x2 or annie@growinggardens.org.

 
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