The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus will be offering a Natural Gardening and Frming Series beginning in March and April. These sessions will be taught by Master Naturalist, Bradley J. Brannon who has 20 years of experience teaching Horticulture classes.
Classes will be held at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for each session will be $10.00 per person.
History and Importance of Natural Gardening & Farming will be held Monday, March 13. Students will learn when natural gardening and farming started and why it's important to get back to the original way of growing plants for our health and happiness. The registration number for the class is COED 5093 VA01E.
Properties of Soil and Nature will be held Monday, March 20. Students will learn how to keep soil, micro-organisms, fungi, mycelia and plant roots working together to produce the vibrancy that is needed for nurturing people. Also taught will be composting and vermicomposting. The registration number for this class is COED 5094 VA01E.
Permaculture and Companion Planting will be held Monday, March 27. Students will learn about planting perennials that come back every year to keep the balance and diversity of nature undisturbed. Also included will be planting specific plants together to help them grow better and help keep pests away. The registration number is COED 5095 VA01E.
Herbology (Herbalism) will be held Monday, April 3. Students will learn how herbs use phytochemicals to protect themselves and us as well as how plants are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. The registration number is COED 5096 VA01E.
Students may register through the Vandalia Campus by calling 618-545-3445 or the Department of Industrial and Continuing Education at Kaskaskia College at 618-545-3255. Space is limited, so please register early. All students must pre-register for this class.