Think spring. 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, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in Room E204. 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. Cost is $19.  Use course ID: NPG S69 003 to register.

•  A Natural Garden in Your Yard: A Mentoring Program, takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Room E204. Anyone who has an interest in creating a native plant garden in 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. Cost is $15.  Use course ID: NPG S45 004 when registering.

The college is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588. For more information, call Tracy Berry at (815) 455-8758 or Dori Sullens at (815) 455-8559.



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