Be Your Own Edible Landscaper! Grow Your Own Food!
Growing plants for food is becoming trendy again! Our founding fathers and their families supported each other and their local communities in the same way. Design your own backyard healthy food oasis and learn how to maintain a sustainable garden that meets your needs. Visit some local growers online. *Take a tour of a hydro/aquaponics farm and resource center (The GrowHaus) to consider how edible gardening can be maintained all year through! Join this class to share stories about your gardens and what you find most enjoyable about the Colorado outdoors that you want to bring closer to home.
Wed, Sept 24/Oct 1, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sat, Sept 27, 9-noon, 3 sessions Littleton Campus*
INDS 1041F01-69108 $89
Backyard Chicken Basics
Have you thought about raising chickens as pets or for eggs? Learn about your city’s regulations, breed types best for Colorado, where to get chickens, brooder basics, coops, chicken runs and more.
Wed, Sept 24, 6:30-9:15 p.m. Littleton Campus
INDS 1042F01-69162 $49
Automotive Trim Upholstery
Learn how to reupholster your bucket or bench automotive seat. Learn to sew, layout, and build patterns to modify and upholster. Discuss safety, automotive upholstery terminology, and take apart and reinstall automotive seating. Some supplies are provided. A material list is given at the first class. Do not bring your project to the first class. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm, Denver.
Fri, Sept 19-Nov 14, 9-2 p.m., 9 wks Emily Griffith Tech College
INDS 1045F01-69101 $349
Sat, Sept 20-Nov 15, 9-2 p.m., 9 wks Emily Griffith Tech College
INDS 1045F02-69102 $349
Discover Basic Interior Decorating
Discover six design fundamentals to put into practice now. Sketch a room to scale and create the best floor plan. Discuss architectural elements, color theory, lighting, accessorizing, floor planning, stretching your budget, and furniture style compatibility.
Wed, Oct 1-22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
INDS 1009F01-68148 $89, $15 material fee to instructor
FUN GARDENING CLASSES
Take any of these fun classes and take home a basket, container, or learn what grows in Colorado.
FLORAL DESIGN CLASSES AT HUDSON GARDENS
You may view the gardens for no additional fee prior to your class session. Check in at the gift shop and identify yourself as an ACC class participant for that day. Additionally, meet your instructor 10 minutes prior to the class start time in front of the gift shop at the main parking area. Classes are held in the Hudson Residence, a one-story home located northwest of the gift shop.
FLORAL DESIGN CERTIFICATE
Earn a certificate in Floral Design Principles after you successfully complete the following series of courses, or you may take classes individually. You will have one year from initial registration to complete the program. A minimum number of students is required for each class. Classes focus on silk and fresh flower arranging. Classes are taught by Crystal Oleskevich, who owns her own floral business. Your instructor will submit your documentation for certification once you've complete all four of the required courses. Students have one year from the first class in the series to complete the certification. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration. All of these floral design classes are taught at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center.
Special notes about the certificate:
You have one year from initial registration to complete the program and a minimum number of students is required for each class. Your instructor will submit documentation for certification once you’ve complete all four of the required courses. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration.
Introduction to Floral Design Principles Demonstration
Observe how to put flowers together using proven design principles. Get tips on purchasing fresh flowers and caring for flowers from your garden. Discuss the right tools and their care to create beautiful designs.
Thu, Oct 2, 6-9 p.m., The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1013F01-68500 $59
Concepts and Containers
Learn to create arrangements. Discuss styles including traditional, contemporary, oriental, funky, seasonal and special events. Explore color, focal point, pop, texture, volume and size. Make an arrangement to take home, container provided. *Registration deadline Oct 3.
Thu, Oct 9, 6-9 p.m. The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1033F01-68501 $59, $25 material fee to instructor
Creating Style, Shape and Color
Learn to utilize shape and color to create a stylish arrangement for any occasion. Bring your own favorite vase or container and make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline Oct 10.
Thu, Oct 16, 6-9 p.m. The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1034F01-68502 $59, $25 material fee to instructor
Arrangement Workshop and Critique
The culminating workshop brings your flower arranging skills together. Make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline Oct 17.
Thu, Oct 23, 6-9 p.m. The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1035F01-68503 $59, $25 material fee to instructor
Mile High Magic: Plant What Grows in the Rocky Mountain Region
Have you experienced frustration gardening in our wonderful climate with our not so wonderful soils? Learn the basics of gardening in the Denver area and the skills necessary to become an enthusiastic gardener. Discuss soils, amendments, appropriate plant material (perennials, annuals, shrubs, vines, trees) both native and non-native. Be prepared with materials and information to better equip you to enjoy successful gardening in the Rockies.
Thu, Sept 25, 6-9 p.m. The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1006F01-69109 $59
Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! Ask us how to try the first lesson of a course for FREE! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.
Section Numbers Chart:
- M03 Aug 20
- F01 Sept 17
- F02 Oct 15
- F03 Nov 19
- F04 Dec 17
For all online courses: remember to include course number (below), section number (above), course title and course start date when registering and completing your registration form.
Check out these online training programs in the Green Industry. All coursework is completed online for your convenience.
|Certified Air Quality Manager||ONLI 2240||$1,125|
|Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)||ONLI 2241||$1,325|
|Weatherization Energy Auditor||ONLI 2242||$1,145|
|Building/Home Energy Analyst (HERS)||ONLI 2243||$1,145|
Several of the courses are open-entry. Courses with a firm start date are indicated with the course description. For more information and technical requirements, go to our knowledge base webpage.