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GARDENS ON SPRING CREEK / SPECIAL EVENTS / ADULT Gardens on Spring Creek Classes are for 18 years & up unless otherwise noted. Classes are held at The Gardens unless otherwise noted. Registration is taken only by The Gardens: by phone at 970.416.2486 or in-person at 2145 Centre Avenue. The Gardens does not participate in the Reduced Fee Program. Discounts available to Gardens’ members only. Special Events Garden of Lights Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by thousands of LED lights. See the flower beds and our favorite koi, Kobe, in his blue LED pond—all created entirely from holiday lights! Visit with Santa, listen to holiday music, see the Sugar Plum Hairies (canine fairies), and enjoy warm drinks. 11/30-12/31 M-Su 5:00-9:00 PM $2/person donation Gifts from the Gardens Pick up your holiday gifts at our annual gift and plant sale! Select from handmade items crafted by local artisans, and plants grown and nurtured in our greenhouse—poinsettias, amaryllis, Christmas cactuses, herb baskets, and rosemary topiaries. 11/30 F 3:00-5:00 PM Members Only 11/30 F 5:00-8:00 PM Open to Public 12/1 Sa Noon-8:00 PM Open to Public High Plains Landscape Workshop Saturday, February 23, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Together with City of Fort Collins Utilities, Larimer County Extension, and Colorado State University, the Gardens on Spring Creek is excited to present the High Plains Landscape Workshop, a one-day workshop for homeowners and professionals designed to promote high-quality, sustainable landscapes that reflect a sense of place in Colorado’s northern Front Range. This year’s featured keynote speaker is David Salman, Founder & Chief Horticulturist at High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Salman has spent over 26 years in pursuit of better plants for eco-friendly landscapes. He is a recognized expert in the field of waterwise gardening and xeriscaping and is a sought-after speaker on these subjects throughout the United States. For details, please visit Growing Fruit in Northern Colorado Learn how to select, plant, and care for small fruits and fruit trees in your yard, thus creating an edible landscape. We will discuss apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, strawberries and raspberries including hardiness factors, pollination requirements, pruning, and thinning. Instructor: Susan Bonsall, Master Gardener Note: $3 discount for The Gardens on Spring Creek members. 1/12 Sa 10 AM - Noon $18 Growing Wildflowers from Seed You’ll learn which techniques work best for growing wildflowers in your yard, which varieties are the easiest, and tips for growing more challenging species. You’ll take home three individual wildflower seed packets and one mixed pack and learn where to get other wildflower seeds. Instructor: Sherry Fuller, The Gardens on Spring Creek Note: $5 discount for The Gardens on Spring Creek members. 1/12 Sa 2:00-4:00 PM $25 Sauerkraut & Fermented Vegetables Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. Learn the science of preparing and storing sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables such as kimchi safely in this hands-on workshop. Participants will take home one quart jar of prepared veggies to ferment at home. Instructor: Edie McSherry, Larimer County Extension Note: $5 discount for The Gardens on Spring Creek members. 1/15 Tu 6:00-8:00 PM $25 Sketching 101: Forms & Textures of Nature Do you want to paint gardens, flowers, and nature scenes but don’t know how to start? This is the class for you because you have to know how to draw before you can paint. Learn basic techniques of shading, perspective, creating texture, and line drawings with graphite pencils. Instructor: Joanie Schneider Note: This class is for novice sketchers. Supply list will be provided. $10 discount for The Gardens on Spring Creek members. 1/17-2/7 Th 1:00-3:00 PM $90 Landscape for Life The Landscape for Life™ educational series teaches homeowners how to create and maintain beautiful and sustainable landscapes that will benefit their families and the surrounding community. Homeowners learn how to work with nature and apply eco-friendly principles, no matter where they live and garden: in the city, on a farm or in a condo. This class, based on the curriculum developed by the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, will explore the role of soils, water conservation, native/adapted plants, and choosing materials in sustainable landscape design. Instructor: Anne Clark, Anne Clark Design; Sally Guthart, Earthborn Landscape Design; Loretta Mannix, The Horticulture Consultant; Sherry Fuller, The Gardens on Spring Creek Note: $5 discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek 1/19 Sa 8:30 AM-4:00 PM $50 STAY CONNECTED Adult Create A Christmas Wreath Join in the fun of creating your own natural holiday wreath from scratch on a 14 inch frame. You will be attaching evergreens to the frame and embellishing that base with a wide variety of natural materials and a bow. Examples, instructions, assistance and materials will be provided. Instructors: Nancy Frank and Ruth White Note: $5 discount for The Gardens on Spring Creek members. Bring gloves for wreath assembly and any favorite item you envision for your wreath (special bows, keepsakes, unique natural material, etc.) 12/2 Su 1:00-3:00 PM $25 68 WINTER 2012/2013 | FCGOV.COM/RECREATOR http://www.FCGOV.COM/RECREATOR

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recreator - Winter 2012/2013

Recreator - Winter 2012/2013
From Recreation Director
Registration Information
Facility Profiles
Calendar of Events
Adaptive Recreation
Alternative Programs
Aqua Fitness
Low Intensity
Medium Intensity
High Intensity
Lifeguard Training
Arts & Crafts
Dance & Movement
Early Learning
Parent with Child
Education & Enrichment
The Farm
Gardens on Spring Creek
Ice Skating
Speed Skating
Youth Hockey
Outdoor Recreation
Youth Team Sports
50 Plus
Clubs & Organizations
Social Opportunities
Trips & Travel
Age Index

Recreator - Winter 2012/2013