Golden Poppy Herbs and Nutrition

223 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Store Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm 

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Classes on Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Natural Health, Botany & More

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At Golden Poppy, education is one of our primary principles. We seek to educate and empower others with the knowledge they need to take care of their own healthy, naturally.

We do this in large part by offering the donation based classes so people of all backgrounds can have access to the information that we feel is your right to know. Our teachers are donating their time when these classes happen, they are not paid through the store, and 100% of your donations go to them for their time.
You do not need to sign up for any donation based class (simply come a few minute early!), all other classes do require you to sign-up and pre-pay so we have enough materials for all the participants.
Thank you again for your interest in herbs and our classes and we hope to see you soon!

Below you will find our upcoming community class list. It is also available on Facebook and via our newsletter


Flower crowns

Flower Crowns + Tea Blending

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM

We're teaming up with Lace & Lilies for an afternoon of creativity!!!

The lovely ladies from Lace and Lilies will teach you how to make a flower crown – just in time for this summer’s festival season. They will guide you in creating your own customized flower crown while teaching you about all the gorgeous blooms surrounding you.

Our own Botanical herbalist Laura will lead you through an artful and informative tea blending lesson. She will guide you in creating your own custom tea blend while teaching you about the medicinal properties of some commonly used herbs. She will go over flavor profiles and ratios to perfect your personal blend.

To sign up please visit the Lace & Lilies website

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Herbs for Pets

Wednesday April 19th 6:30pm

Do you have loved ones at home that are not of the human variety?

Do you wonder about ways to use natural remedies for common ailments your pets come down with?

Herbs can be successfully used with your pet friends, however they aren’t the same as humans and special things need to be considered.

Join us for this informative class on using herbs with your pets, taught by herbalist and pet lover Brita LaTona.

Cost: Suggested donation $5 

This class is first come first serve, so come a few minutes early to grab your spot!


Introduction to Flower & Gem Essences

Sunday April 30th 2pm

Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with the subtle bodies of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us. They work in a similar way to inspirational music or art, which carry meaning through the vehicle of sound or light, while the flower and gem essences work through the medium of water.

Because they are similar to homeopathy, they carry no risk of interactions or side effects, which makes them especially safe to use on people with special considerations, such as children, the elderly, and pets.

Come learn more about how to use these vibrational remedies in your life. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how they work, why you may want to use them for yourself.

Taught by Staff Herbalist Ashley Noack

This class is first come first serve, so come a few minutes early to grab your spot!




Meet the Distiller
An afternoon chat with artisanal Essential Oil Distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith of House of Aromatics

Wednesday May 10th from 12-4pm

Join us in the store on Wednesday May 10th from 12-4pm for an informal meet and greet with small batch essential oil distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith of the House Of Aromatics.

Eric began self studying herbalism in 1989, was an organic farmer through the 90’s and has been distilling small batches of wild crafted essential oils since 2008. All of his oils are distilled from local plant species, predominantly trees such as pinyon pine, ponderosa pine, douglas fir, and others, as well as a variety of specialty essential oils you’ll never find anywhere else.

Eric hand harvests all of the plant material himself, often gathering the plants after large storms have blown down branches, or after Forest Service cutting projects. His oils are truly wild-crafted with care and intention, and it can be seen and felt in the quality of his oils.

If you’ve ever wanted to have a conversation with someone who harvests and distills their own essential oils, this is your chance.

Stop by the store anytime between 12 and 4 on Wednesday May 10th to ask Eric your questions, then come back the next evening for his more informational class.


Meet the distiller

Meet the Distiller
An evening of essential oil exploration with artisanal distiller House of Aromatics

Thursday, May 11th 7pm

Join artisan essential oil distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith of Boulder Utah for an evening of aromatic wonder and mystery for a fun and experiential evening.

Eric will talk about indications and practical applications of essential oils as well the connection of essential oils to alchemy, chemistry and the innate spirit/intelligence of the plants nature available through essential oil use.

Eric began self studying herbalism in 1989, was an organic farmer through the 90’s and has been distilling small batches of wild crafted essential oils since 2008.

In this class you'll learn about:

  • Essential oil use – indications and applications. The importance of essential oils produced from regional plants and trees for “community immunity”. Essential oils will be passed around for imbibing the aromatics.

  • “Neat” use (do’s and don’ts) , dilution and diffusion.

  • The difference between therapeutic, cosmetic and industrial grade essential oils and the importance of knowing the difference and why.

  • The difference between essential oil, hydrosol, oil infusions, teas and tinctures.

  • The fundamentals of distillation – I’ll bring a slide show of the process on my computer.

  • The connection of botanical distillation to alchemy, chemistry, and the essential spirit/intelligence of the plant through distillation – the legend of the “Genie in the Bottle”.

There will also be an informal meet and greet at the store the day prior to the class on Wednesday May 10th from 12-4pm.

Cost: $20

Class size is limited to 16 so pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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