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 minutes 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.     



Intro to herbs


Introduction to Herbalism 

Thursday February 22nd 6pm

Are you curious about natural health and herbal medicine?

Have you ever wondered about all the different types of ways plants can be used as medicine?

If learning more about how you can use herbs and other natural remedies to enhance the health of you and your family is something that interest you, join staff botanical herbalist & director of the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies Laura Cascardi as she talks about flower essences, herbal teas, tinctures, essential oils, and all the other various herbal preparations and the basics of herbal energetics.

You'll leave this class with a better understanding of how you can use herbs and will be inspired to dig even deeper.

Cost: Donation Based class (Suggested minimum donation $5)

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Intro to Aroma


Sunday March 4th 2 pm

Curious about essential oils?

Want to learn the basics of what they are and how to use them?

Then this is the class for you!

Staff Aromatherapist Leesa Balik will cover what essential oils are, crucial safety issues to know and understand, a few of the many of the ways you can use essential oils to enhance your life, and go over some of our favorites to have on hand.

This class will also come with the book The Heart of Aromatherapy to get you started off using essential oils the right way.

Cost: $30

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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 Tonic Herbs


Saturday March 10th 2pm

In herbalism, a tonic is used to help restore, tone and invigorate systems in the body or to promote general health and well-being.

In this class you will learn about some of the herbs that are typically considered tonics, leaving you full of ideas on how to incorporate herbs into your life for spring wellness

You’ll learn about herbs for improving liver and lymph health and function, as well as make your own herbal blend just for you.

Taught by staff herbalist Brita LaTona

Cost: $15

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Tea & painting

Tea & Painting - NEW CLASS!

Friday March 9th 6:30pm

Join us for this fun new class at Golden Poppy where you will get to sip tea and learn to paint.

A twist on the Paint & Wine night’s available all over, Tea & Painting will be a fun alcohol-free event where you will get to learn to paint an image while enjoying nourishing herbal tea.

Discover a new hobby and learn easy painting techniques to make you look like a prior skill necessary!

Our first Tea & Paint Night will feature a painting of our beloved California Poppy (also known as a Golden Poppy)

Taught by Art student and soon to be Art Teacher Stacy Johnson.

All materials and tea will be provided, feel free to bring your own snacks.

Cost: $40

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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 Art of Bathing


Sunday March 11th 2pm

From hot springs to saunas, and claw-foot tubs, bathing is both as pleasurable as it is a sacred healing art.

Water holds our emotions, our intuition, and dreams. It clarifies and restores; washing away all that we are ready to release. It is no wonder that ‘water cure,’ also known as hydrotherapy, supports detoxification, metabolism, relaxation and overall vitality.

Join clinical herbalist Ashley Noack as she shares the art of bathing as a revitalizing daily practice—one that can be infused with intention and herbal medicine.

Participants will come away with a custom rejuvenating herbal bath salt blend and moisturizing body oil for their own bathing ritual.

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Wednesday March 21st 1-6pm

Join Golden Poppy and staff herbalist Ashley Noack every third Wednesday from 1-6pm for monthly tarot card readings.

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot can be a powerful a tool to help unravel the mysteries of life.

Sit down with Ashley, a sensitive and intuitive tarot reader, to see what messages the cards may reveal in your life.

Sign-ups will be first come first serve, so stop by on the day-of to hold your spot.

Readings are $1/min and will last about 20 min

These are first come first serve to stop in to get your name on the list.


 Household Cleaning


Saturday March 24th 2pm

Did you know that many of your common household cleaners are toxic to you and your loved ones?

Did you know that even many of the common ‘natural’ cleaners you can buy still aren’t that safe?

Come learn how to replace several of your household cleaners with natural ones you can make yourself using truly natural ingredients.

You will leave with several recipes and two products to take home and start using right away.

Taught by Staff Herbalist (and former professional house cleaner) Risa Palmer

Cost: $30

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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