Classes

2017 – Classes and Workshops at Barn Owl Nursery

The following are private classes for your group members only.
If you are a member of a garden club or group, or you can assemble a group of 5 to 15 friends or family members
that are interested in attending one of the classes listed below, please email chris@barnowlnursery.com or call 503-638-0387.  
Chris will discuss a date and time to schedule one of the classes at the nursery. 

Culinary Lavender Workshop – $60 – 3 hours
This class will provide basic information about growing culinary lavender in your existing landscape and in containers.  We will discuss best practices and tips on how to prune, harvest, preserve and store lavender to use in a variety of culinary lavender applications.  You will have the opportunity to see and smell a selection of different culinary lavenders and taste a variety of culinary lavender products. Learn which herbs and foods pair well with lavender and receive many ideas of how you can incorporate culinary lavender and herbs into your foods and beverages to add flavor and interest to your every day meals and for special occasions.  A folder of printed information is included, along with hands-on experience and materials to make and take 3 culinary lavender products to use at home.

Growing Lavender in the Pacific Northwest – $30 – 1 hour
This class covers how to select plants from the many varieties of lavender that are available in the Pacific Northwest.  We will discuss how to plant, prune and combine lavender with other herbs in the garden and in containers.  A guided garden tour is usually added to this class.  Printed information on growing and using lavender is available, for an additional fee.

Growing & Using Scented-Leaf Geraniums – $30 – 1 hour
Herb of the Year in 2006! Pelargonium is the correct name for these highly scented plants in the geranium family. We sell about 20 of our favorite rose, lemon, mint, fruit and spice-scented varieties. This class shares information on how to grow and use these fragrant herbs. A plant list, selection guide, information and recipes are included, for an additional fee.

Growing & Using Your Own Culinary Herbs – $30 – 1 hour
This is not a cooking class, but a lecture and demonstration on how to grow and use some favorite culinary herbs. We will discuss how to harvest and preserve these herbs to retain their best flavor, and give you ideas of how to use them in family meals, for entertaining guests and for special gifts.  There will be samples of fresh and dried herbs for smelling and tasting.  Printed information and recipes are included, for an additional fee.

Culinary Herbal Gifts Workshop – $50 – 2 hours
This workshop will give you many ideas to make your own culinary creations and gifts from the herb garden. Herbal beverages, vinegar, fresh and dried herb blends and herbal table decorations and ideas for special occasions, will be included.  Make and take 3 gifts to use at home.
Printed information, recipes and materials for 3 gifts are included.

Fragrant Herbal Gifts Workshop – $50 – 2 hours
This workshop will give you many ideas of how to make your own fragrant and ornamental creations and gifts from the herb garden. Ways to use potpourri, including simmering potpourri, moth sachets, bath bags, eye and sleep pillows, as well as fragrant table decorations and ornaments for special occasions, will be included. Make and take 3 gifts to use at home.
Printed information, recipes and materials for 3 gifts are included. 

Creative Potpourri Making Workshop – $50 – 2 hours
Learn the traditional method for making dry potpourri, from picking and preserving the materials, to mixing and creating your own unique blends.   Make and take three batches of potpourri to use at home in a variety of ways. Printed information, recipes and materials for three batches of potpourri are included.