Sustainability Center



(815) 479-7765
Kim Hankins

Call to register for noncredit workshops (815) 455-8588.

Green Noncredit Workshops

Green noncredit workshops

Plants, Gardens and Sustainability

for home owners, natural area stewards, nature interpreters

A sampling of MCC's green noncredit offerings

Introduction to Hydroponics

  • Tuesday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • ID: NPG S25 005
  • Fee: $20
  • Location: A102, MCC

Grow whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want with hydroponics. This class will teach the basics needed to successfully grow your own food and vegetables. From seed to harvest, soilless gardening is the way to go. See what this growing trend is about and how easy it really is. Call (815) 455-8588 to register.

I'm Just a Bill…Only a Bill: How You Can Influence Illinois Law

  • Thursday, July 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • ID: NSP S48 007
  • Fee: $10
  • Location: A115, MCC

We've all learned how a bill becomes a law, but the real question is; how can you influence changes in a bill before it becomes law? Lobbyists from Springfield will join us and discuss how and why they listen to people's opinions and viewpoints to make change happen. You need to be a part of this process and it's much more than just writing letters. Several of our elected officials will join us such as Representatives Mike Tryon and Barbara Wheeler, (schedules permitting); to help you understand the very important role you play in forming our laws. Call (815) 455-8588 to register.