Learn how to turn your food and yard waste into black gold to improve your gardens – the secret is worm composting! Backyard composting can be frustrating in Colorado; a small worm bin is often the easiest and best solution in many situations. We will also cover other forms of backyard composting, as well as talk about the many personal and global benefits of composting, for inspiration. Join us!
Learn to use your own garden flowers to create beautiful pieces of art for your home and your friends.
This workshop has it all! Learn everything from starting seeds to composting to building raised beds. This 2-day gardening intensive will give you the tools you need to create your own backyard harvest!
Join us and learn the age-old craft of handspinning wool fiber into yarn in this fun class taught by Fancy Tiger Crafts co-owner Jaime Jennings
Learn all you need to know in this buzz worthy class about beekeeping.
Needle felting is fun and easy to learn. In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can create a little felted creature.
Come learn about the benefits and fun of keeping backyard chickens, buying and caring for day-old chicks, managing hens, collecting eggs (and the truth about roosters!) from a keeper of hens and chicks in her own backyard.
Do you have a lot of produce coming out of the garden that you’d like to preserve? Pickle it! Learn how in this hands-on workshop on quick-pickling, or countertop pickling.
Everything you need to know for your first season of beekeeping. Join us for this fascinating course on fascinating creatures!
Come savor a summer evening on the farm! We will play with gorgeous fresh succulents and take some time to write and reflect. We will use fun, open-ended writing and art to awaken and explore our creative soul. Attendees will design a 6-inch pot with unique succulents to take home and enjoy.
Learn to arrange a floral centerpiece with fresh local flowers! Class includes floral tools, vase and flowers.
There’s a reason the old saying is, “it’s as easy as pie.” It’s a trick to get people making more pie! In this workshop we will prove 'em right. And you will leave having successfully baked your very own pie.
Learn the basics of arm knitting and create a fabulous chunky-knit cowl at the same time!
You want to grow your own fruits and veggies, but you want to do it right. This intensive 2-day course will offer in-depth information and hands-on skill-building to make sure you have all your bases covered to grow a kick-butt smorgasbord, organically and in your back yard.
Join us for an important film about Colorado's rivers with special guest speaker Bob Crifasi, author of A Land Made From Water. Bob has 25 years of water management experience.Tens of millions of people, billions of dollars of agricultural production, and an enormous amount of economic activity depend on on rivers born in the mountains of Colorado. In a time of mounting demand and limited supply, the need for all citizens to better understand and participate in decisions affecting this critical resource is paramount.
Join us for a LAST MINUTE beekeeping introductory class for any procrastinators looking to start a hive for the summer of 2016!
Learn the basics of chicken-keeping, and get started on a season of fun and fresh eggs!
Learn how to safely and efficiently preserve the produce you’ve worked so hard to grow over the season, so you can enjoy it throughout the winter, give gifts to friends, or start your own business
Join Grant Hamil, Farmette intern alumnus and beekeeper extraordinaire, for this fascinating hands-on workshop with our bees.
Have you ever wanted to try brewing your own beer at home? You can! Join us for this fascinating workshop for first-time and experienced home brewers with Andrew Lowell of Lowell Brewing.
Wool Day at the Lyons Farmette ~ A local fiber day retreat. Treat yourself to a day of spinning, knitting, dying, fiber animals and fun.
Choose and harvest your own flowers from our garden in this hands-on class with the Farmette's floral designer.
Join Veronica Volny and Alberto Sabbadini, founders of the Boulder Butchery Guild and Meadow Lark Farm Dinners, for this hands-on course. This class teaches a wonderful skill: how to de-bone a whole chicken. After removing all the bones with minimal disruption to the skin and meat, an elegant and easy-to-cook roast is in reach—perfect for the stove-top, oven, or grill.