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Gardening classes to sprout at MCC

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – Area residents can learn how to create an edible landscape or a native plant garden with two separate spring continuing education classes offered by McHenry County College. 

“Creating Edible Landscapes: Strategies for Your Vegetable Garden” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 21 in Room E204 at the college 8900 Route 14. This course is designed to show gardeners methods to make a private garden or schoolyard garden functional as well as beautiful. Water, climate, alternative energy and composting are addressed. The cost is $19. Use course ID: NPG S69 003 to register.

“A Natural Garden in Your Yard: A Mentoring Program” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 in Room E204. Those with an interest in adding native plants to their yard can learn about a mentoring program that gives homeowners assistance in planning and establishing a native garden. The free program matches a participant with an experienced native plant gardener who advises homeowners how to develop a garden plan and select plants. The cost is $15. Use course ID: NPG S45 004 when registering.

To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. For information, call Tracy Berry at 815-455-8758 or Dori Sullens at 815-455-8559.

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