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Classes at Chatfield

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

All Natural Skincare at Chatfield Farms

 

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

Join Kim Cherie on the farm to learn the addicting art of making all natural botanical soap. Class takes place on the rustic and historic Hildebrand Ranch property of Chatfield Farms where participants are surrounded the beautiful CSA fields, the cut flower garden, herb garden, chickens, goats and resident pigs. The outdoor kitchen at Chatfield Farms makes for the perfect summer class location!

See how easy and inexpensive it is to make natural cleansers, toners, exfoliants, masks, creams, serums, moisturizers and more that contain far more nutrients and anti-oxidants for your skin than anything commercially available without chemicals! You'll learn how to blend natural ingredients and nutrients to address any skin issue specific to your wants and needs. Take home an extensive handout and two items made in class to enjoy!

 

Instructor: Kim Cherie, owner of K. CHERIE Botanical Spa Retreat

 

Price: $68, $63 member, includes $35 for materials

 

Botanical Hand Poured Soap Making at Chatfield Farms

 

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

Join Kim Cherie on the farm to learn how to make naturally, hand-poured soap this summer. Class takes place on the rustic and historic Hildebrand Ranch property of Chatfield Farms where participants are surrounded the beautiful CSA fields, the cut flower garden, herb garden, chickens, goats and resident pigs. The outdoor kitchen at Chatfield Farms makes for the perfect summer class location!

Discover the soap making addiction! In this class you'll learn how easy it is to make cold process soap in your own kitchen. You will learn the tips and tricks to have successful soap making sessions and a strong foundation for creating a huge variety of amazing soaps using coconut oils, shea butter, herbs, botanicals and essential oils. Warning: soapmaking is addictive, but you'll never lack for a birthday, hostess, or shower gift for families and friends. Take home a wonderful base soap handout, two bars of amazing hand poured soap and an essential oil/fragrance oil blend to make your own very first batch of soap!

 

Price: $62, $57 member, includes $30 for materials

 

Instructor: Kim Cherie, owner of K. CHERIE Botanical Spa Retreat

 

 

Dyeing with Plants

 

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

DBG Chatfield has a dye garden full of a variety of plants that give color to natural fibers. Spend the day learning about dye plants, how to use them for color and the proper procedures for natural dyeing. Each participant will spend time harvesting dye material from the garden and then learn to cook for color. Everyone will go home with fabric samples naturally dyed from the garden!

 

Price: $67, $62 members

 

Instructor: Donna Brown is a natural dye expert and teacher of natural dyeing for over 20 years. She is the former owner of the Dyeworks   a natural dye company and is the natural dye sales representative for the current owners of Table Rock Llamas Fiber Arts Studio.Donna helped start and is an active DBG volunteer at the Janice Ford Memorial dye garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.

Here are links to more information about the dye garden:

http://www.rmweaversguild.org/natural-dye-garden/

http://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/janice-ford-memorial-dye-garden

https://www.facebook.com/growingadyegarden/

https://growingadyegarden.wordpress.com/

 

Special Instructions: Please bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and whatever else is needed to make you comfortable being outside. If you have these items, please bring garden gloves and shears and rubber gloves for dyeing. Please wear clothing appropriate for a hands-on gardening and dyeing class.

 

Farm Camp: Farm, Fables, and Fairy Tales

June 11-15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 9-13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a week on the farm to dig in the dirt, meet farm animals and connect with nature while exploring the art and science of storytelling. From magic beans to talking trees, learn about connections to plants and wildlife in our favorite stories, fables and fairy tales.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Farm Camp: Life on the Farm

June 25-29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 23-27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek, explore the Hildebrand Ranch and learn about life on a farm. During this week of fun you will meet our farm animals, learn what it takes to make vegetables grow and discover how everything we eat is connected to the farm.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Farm Camp: Nocturnal Nature

June 18-22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 16-20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a week on the farm to dig in the dirt, meet farm animals and connect with nature while learning about the daily rhythms outside of the city. Discover the exciting world of plants and animals that live in the dark. Explore nature trails and make crafts while learning about nocturnal and underground wildlife at Chatfield Farms.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Farm to Fork - Enjoying Nature's Bounty

 

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

Join Susan Evans on the farm to learn how to utlize those abundant fresh veggies this summer. Class takes place on the rustic and historic Hildebrand Ranch property of Chatfield Farms where participants are surrounded the beautiful CSA fields, the cut flower garden, herb garden, chickens, goats and resident pigs. The outdoor kitchen at Chatfield Farms makes for the perfect summer class location!

 

In a rut with your fresh veggies and fruits? Learn new ways to savor the flavor of delicious, nutrient-packed food from your garden and Farmers Market. We'll create and sample scrumptious, easy dishes and discuss tips for best selection and home storage. Recipes and three course, vegetarian lunch provided.

 

Price: $51, $46 member, includes $22 materials fees

 

Instructor: Susan Evans

 

 

Infused Botanical Body Butters at Chatfield Farms

 

Join Kim Cherie as she teaches you how to take fresh and dried plant material, flowers and herbs and extract their amazing properties then turn them into healing and soothing body butters! Body butters infused with plants are nourishing and feed our dry Colorado skin! Learn about the different plants to heal the skin and the various butters and oils that can help your skin type! Each student will take home two tins of fresh infused body butter, one of which will be made in class.

Instructor: Kim Cherie, clinical Herbalist & owner of K. CHERIE Botanical Spa Retreat

Price: $48, $43 member, includes $25 for materials

 

Lavender Luncheon and Crafting

 

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

Class takes place on the rustic and historic Hildebrand Ranch property of Chatfield Farms where participants are surrounded the beautiful CSA fields, the cut flower garden, herb garden, chickens, goats and resident pigs. The outdoor kitchen at Chatfield Farms makes for the perfect summer class location!

 

Spend a morning learning and crafting with this delightful herb and end with a scrumptious lavender themed lunch. Discover the many health and wellness properties of this easy to grow plant. We’ll make and take home samples of 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, luncheon and take home samples included.

 

Price: $60, $55, $29 materials fee included

 

Instructor: Susan Evans

 

 

Morning Hatha Yoga at Chatfield Farms

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

Come find your flow amongst the flowers! Morning Hatha Yoga is an all-levels practice, open to everyone! Come unwind through gentle movement, stretching, pranayama and guided meditation. This class holds space to allow the student to gain strength and flexibility at their own pace with an emphasis on safety and alignment.

Instructor: Meredith Saver. What began as a physical journey for Meredith quickly grew into a mental and emotional one, too. Her yoga mat has always held space for her to ãome home in her body and in her heart. In this this often-challenging and ever-changing life, yoga serves as her ärishti- her external point of focus that draws awareness inward. In 2015 Meredith completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica with Don and Amba Stapleton. While she is drawn to many forms of yoga, Meredith³ Hatha vinyasa classes are a well-rounded, playful and intelligent blend of movement and meditation. As a teacher it is always her aim to create a safe learning environment so that anyone can show up to step on their mat and find their slice of ãoming home.

Price: $12, $10 members

Special Instructions: Please bring a mat and/or towel and a water bottle. Walk-ins are welcome for members or non-members! Please bring cash if possible but credit cards and checks are also acceptable. Class is held outdoors - please dress appropriately for weather.

 

Native Plant Master Course at Chatfield Farms

 

This course is open to the public and no volunteering is required. 

 

The Denver Botanic Gardens and CSU Extension's Native Plant Master Program are cosponsoring a Native Plant Master® course at Chatfield Farms for the first time in several years. Natives are not just for wild spaces anymore! Incorporate native bloomers into your home landscape. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens at Chatfield Farms which showcase many regional natives. During three outdoor field sessions, you will learn common and scientific names, ecological relationships and human uses of 40 - 50 plants. You will also develop skills in using family features and a botanical key to identify plants. Course includes special emphasis on natives useful for landscaping and alien invasives that threaten native ecosystems.

This program is jointly sponsored by Denver Botanic Gardens and the Native Plant Master® Program. Please visit https://npm.eventbrite.com to explore other Native Plant Master offerings or sign up to get class announcements.

 

Price: $95, general public

 

Instructor: Beth Hanson is a life-long gardener with a BS in Horticulture from CSU, over 30 years of professional experience in the field and about 20 years as a Master Gardener and Native Plant Master. Beth is a professional educator/interpreter passionate about including native plants in our everyday lives.

 

Required Textbook: 1) Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann available at local and online retail outlets and the publisher (800-621-2736) and 2) Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us.

 

Optional text: Jennifer Ackerfield's Flora of Colorado

 

Special instructions, requests or notes:

Prerequisite: Basic Botany class. (For those with a botany background that have not completed a Native Plant Master course, this prerequisite may be waived. Contact lpembert@jeffco.us to request a waiver.)

 

Native Plant Master: All participants who pass three NPM courses will receive a Colorado Flora Certificate. For accepted volunteers, this course counts toward certification as a Native Plant Master. For more information on the volunteer program, see www.nativeplantmaster.org. To reduce overlap, take courses in different months and/or lifezones

Lifezone: Plains

When and where to meet: Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd. Littleton, CO 80128 (720)865-3500. (See map.) Meet at the center of the main lot. Please park in the main lot, or in labeled overflow parking outside of the Visitor’s Center. Please arrive at 8:45 AM the first day to receive course materials. Course begins 9:00 AM sharp.

What to wear: Layered clothing for changing and/or severe weather conditions, hat, sturdy closed-toe footwear (suitable for cactus country), etc. Please come prepared for moderately strenuous walking on hot, cold, windy, rainy or snowy days.

What to bring: Textbook, pencil, hand lens (10x), daypack, water, sack lunch, rain gear, sun and wind protection, personal items you will need, etc.

Carpooling: Carpooling is encouraged. Contact npmassistant@jeffco.us if you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling.

 

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