Courses

Join a farmer on a classroom journey into the diverse and exciting world of composting. We will explore various container options you can build or buy; good old fashioned piles; composting using worms to speed the process up and produce a rich casting; and techniques, effort, benefits and downfalls of the different methods.


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Explore the various pests of the Midwest and their management strategies in this introductory and interactive lecture. We will be focusing on the most common insects eating your house plants, green house treasures and garden crops, along with the most sustainable solutions in terms of cost, environment and effectiveness.


Thursday, June 30, 2022, Online
In this exciting two-hour workshop, we will discuss and practice propagation techniques for a variety of indoor and outdoor plants for home, landscape and garden. Plant propagation is a process for creating new plants through strategic cutting of a mother plant.


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This two-day workshop starts with a Friday evening lecture at the Watershed Nature Center. We'll venture outside Saturday morning for hands-on field work identifying natives and removing invasive species. We will join the Watershed's team of volunteers for their monthly Restoration Day and will work with them and on independent projects as needed.


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In this three-week series, you will learn about native plants, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into your current or future landscaping, garden or farm. We will explore native habitats and common native plants used in landscaping, as well as how native plants can be used to manage storm water, prevent erosion, encourage pollinators and more.


July 14-28, 2022, Online
Enjoy a guided walk at the Watershed Nature Center, a park and nature preserve nestled in the heart of downtown Edwardsville. The walk will feature a tour of the three primary native habitats present and some information about native plants and animals that call the Watershed home.


Friday, July 1, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 8, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 15, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 22, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 29, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, August 5, 2022, Watershed Nature Center