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.    


  November

 

 Incesne class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Non-Combustible Incense Making

Sunday November 12th 2-3:30pm

 

Ever wanted to make your own incense?

This class will explore one of the many ways to craft your own incense. You’ll learn about the history of incense, the different types, which herbs burn well, and how to make your own blends.

You will leave with you own crafted incense to begin using right away.

Taught by staff herbalist Risa Palmer

Cost: $15

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

 Vinegars class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Infused Vinegars

Thursday November 16th 6pm

 

Infused oils and vinegars are a fabulous gift for anyone in your life who loves to cook or eat.

They can be made to include medicinal qualities, or just for taste and fun.

In this class you’ll learn about the properties of many herbs that are great to use when making infused vinegars as well as leave with an infusion of your own.

Taught By Botanical Herbalist Laura Cascardi.

Cost: $20

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

Sign Up

 

Drying herbs class

Beyond the Basics: Herbal Energetics - Drying Herbs

Sunday November 19th 2-3:30pm

 

It’s time to go Beyond the Basics.

For several years our community classes have focused on introducing the world of herbalism to those new to the craft. However, the time has come to step beyond the beginning and into a slightly deeper spectrum.

This class is a continuation of our series on the Energetics of Herbalism. Herbal Energetics are one of the foundational principles of understanding and working with herbs, and give insight to how herbs are different than conventional medicine. In order to grasp how herbs work in the body, having a foundational comprehension of herbal energetics is key.

If you are someone who has been using herbs for a little while and are ready to deepen your body of knowledge, or looking for a refresher class this is the series for you!

While this class series will not build upon itself, meaning you don’t need to take the one before it in order to take the one currently being offered, it is part of a complete body of knowledge.

Taught by Staff Botanical Herbalist and director of the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies (ECOHS) Laura Cascardi

Cost $10

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

infused Oils class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Infused Oils

Tuesday November 28th 6pm

 

Infused oils and vinegars are a fabulous gift for anyone in your life who loves to cook or eat.

They can be made to include medicinal qualities, or just for taste and fun.

In this class you’ll learn about the properties of many herbs that are great to use when making infused oils as well as leave with an infusion of your own.

Taught By Botanical Herbalist Laura Cascardi.

Cost: $20

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

Bath Bombs class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Bath Salts & Bombs

Thursday November 30th 6-7:30pm

 

The perfect gift for men and women alike, bath salts and bath bombs are some of our favorite gifts to give.

Join us to learn how easy they are to put together yourself.

You’ll leave knowing how to make each item, recipes to do it again at home, and one of each for you to enjoy.

Taught by staff herbalist Genevieve Gaskill.

Cost: $30

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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December

Throat Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Throat Chakra

~ Truth ~ Communication ~ Self-Expression ~ Thyroid ~ Sound ~

Saturday December 2nd  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

Aroma Sprays class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Aromatherapy Sprays & Rollers

Sunday December 3rd 2-3:30pm

 

Aromatherapy sprays are a fabulous way to add cheer to your home or to use as personal misters. They can brighten a room, relax you before bed, or help get you ‘in the mood’ before a date.

In this class we will cover basic essential oil safety, basic blending techniques, as well as talk about some of the best essential oils for each mood you want to create.

You will leave with lots of ideas and a spray or roller to take home.

Taught by Aromatherapist Leesa Balik

Cost: $20

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

Sweet herbs class 

Beyond the Basics: Herbal Energetics - Sweet Herbs

Tuesday December 5th 6pm

 

It’s time to go Beyond the Basics.

For several years our community classes have focused on introducing the world of herbalism to those new to the craft. However, the time has come to step beyond the beginning and into a slightly deeper spectrum.

This class is a continuation of our series on the Energetics of Herbalism. Herbal Energetics are one of the foundational principles of understanding and working with herbs, and give insight to how herbs are different than conventional medicine. In order to grasp how herbs work in the body, having a foundational comprehension of herbal energetics is key.

If you are someone who has been using herbs for a little while and are ready to deepen your body of knowledge, or looking for a refresher class this is the series for you!

While this class series will not build upon itself, meaning you don’t need to take the one before it in order to take the one currently being offered, it is part of a complete body of knowledge.

Taught by Staff Botanical Herbalist and director of the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies (ECOHS) Laura Cascardi

Cost $10

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

Third Eye Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Third Eye Chakra

~ Intuition ~ Information ~ Insight ~ Pituitary ~ Sleep ~ Dreams ~ Light ~

Saturday December 9th  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

 tea blending class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Herbal Tea Blending

Sunday December 10th 2-3:30pm

 

Who doesn’t love a cozy cup of  tea to warm up with during the winter and holiday season? Soothing and calming herbal tea blends can be the perfect holiday gift to give to friends and family.

In this class you’ll learn how to formulate your own unique herbal tea blends based on the medicinal qualities and flavor profiles of different herbs.

Taught by staff herbalist Brita LaTona.

Cost: $15

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

Sign Up 

 

Crown Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Crown Chakra

~ Spirituality ~ Understanding ~ Cosmic Purpose ~ Meditation ~ Ether ~

Saturday December 16th  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

 

body scrubs class

Herbal Gift Making Series: Body Scrubs

Sunday December 17th 2-3:30pm

 

A luxurious gift to give, get, and use, natural body scrubs will leave your skin feeling soft and pampered.

Learn about the different types of materials you can use in a body scrub, why you’d want to use them, and which ones go best with particular scents.

You’ll leave with recipes, ideas, and a scrub to use for yourself.

Taught by staff member Risa Palmer

Cost: $20

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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