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2019 El Paso County Extension Classes and Workshops

We offer a variety of classes and hands-on workshops in El Paso County throughout the year. They range from consumer education in home gardening, food preservation, and safety to backyard beekeeping. We also offer workforce certification courses in Cottage Foods, Landscaping and Agriculture business development. Check back often to find classes we are offering at locations throughout the county. 

Cottage Food Trainings –

Jan. 24, 2019 (Thursday) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
February 27, 2019 (Wednesday) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
March 8, 2019 (Friday) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
March 12, 2019 (Tuesday) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cost $40.00 (3-year certification)

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one day prior to the class.

Please register at the Extension office located at:

17 N. Spruce St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to Noon
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Food and Nutrition classes offered at other locations:

Pikes Peak Library District

Fountain Library –
January 15 (Tuesday) – Youth Life Skills Class – Healthy Food Preparation (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
April 30 (Tuesday) – Food Safety Works Certification (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

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April 6 (Saturday) – Food Safety Works Certification (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Sand Creek Library – 
February 25 (Monday) – Jam Making Class (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) – click here to register

For all PPLD registrations and cost information please click here. Pre-registration required.

Colorado Springs Senior Center

January 17 (Thursday) – Mediterranean Diet Class (10:00 am to 11:30 am)
March 4 (Monday) – Pickling Class (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm)

To register for Senior Center – click here. Pre-registration required.

Hillside Community Center

February 12 (Tuesday) – Jam Making Class (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
February 26 (Tuesday) – Pickling Class (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)

To register for Hillside Community Center – click here. Pre-registration required.