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PA Resources to conduct composting, rain barrel workshops

 

February 13, 2018



The Pennsylvania Resources Council has released its Spring 2018 schedule of workshops at locations throughout Allegheny County. To register for a PRC workshop, visit http://www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226.

Backyard composting workshops will be held:

Wednesday, March 7, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park.

Friday, April 13, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough.

Wednesday, April 18, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Ross Township Community Center.

Saturday, April 21, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at Construction Junction, Point Breeze.

Wednesday, May 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at South Park Buffalo Inn.

Saturday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Township.

Tuesday, May 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Library.

Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at North Park Rose Barn.

Thursday, June 21, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.

Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a FreeGarden Earth compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.

Cost is$70 per person or $75 per couple and includes one composting bin. Pre-registration is required.

Vermicomposting Workshop will be held on Sunday, March 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Ross Township Community Center.

Try indoor composting with red wiggler worms. Build a complete vermiculture system to take home at the end of the workshop. Worms produce a product (castings) that is considered an especially good soil amendment and nutrient source. Learn how to house, feed, harvest and care for worms that produce a natural, homemade fertilizer for your lawn and garden.

Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system.

Cost is $70 per person or $75 per couple and includes one compost box with worms. Pre-registration is required.

Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops will be held on:

Friday, March 30, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough.

Wednesday, April 11, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park.

Saturday, April 14, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Township.

Monday, April 16, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Ross Community Center.

Tuesday, April 17, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Library.

Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at South Park Buffalo Inn.

Monday, April 30, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at North Park Rose Barn.

Thursday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park.

Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in your home, and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution.

Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a FreeGarden Rain 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel.

Cost is $80 per person or $85 per couple and includes one rain barrel. Pre-registration is required.

 

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