August 7, 2017

A Veggie Tale…

The Kishwaukee College Sustainable Horticulture class donated bushels of fresh vegetables to a local food pantry. The Sustainable Hort classes are offered in spring, summer and fall. Students get a hands-on experience with the campus vegetable garden, beehives, and bluebird nesting boxes. The vegetable harvest is donated to local charities with this year’s bounty going to N.I.C.E., a 15-church multi-denomination consortium located in Lee. The group’s food pantry is open on Saturdays from 8:15 – 11:00a.m.  and serves 30 – 50 area families per week. For more information on N.I.C.E. visit  Pictured with a sampling of the fresh veggies are, L to R, Rich Alde, Horticulture faculty; Kim Rotella, Shabbona, Hort student; and Brian Byro, Malta, N.I.C.E. Board member.  The HORT 188 Sustainable Gardening III class will meet in Fall 2017 on Thursdays from 2 – 3:40p.m. from August 24 – October 13 and will cover harvest and overwintering. For more information on enrollment, contact the Student Services Office at 815-825-9375 or visit Registration is currently in progress.