PRC’s Fall Workshops!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on August 25, 2017

Fall is the perfect time to hit the books and learn new skills. Join PRC for a Conservation Workshop to learn how to conserve water with a rain barrel, turn leaves and food scraps into valuable compost or avoid exposure to common chemicals, carcinogens and toxins in the environment. Check the schedule below to find a workshop that works for you!

Learn more about all of PRC’s Conservation Workshops here! Email Nancy at for workshops in Allegheny County and email Diana at for workshops in Delaware County


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 an easy-to-install rain barrel. Click on the event links above to find more information about pricing and barrels.  Pre-registration is required.


Learn to turn kitchen scraps – as well as leaves, garden and yard debris – into a natural homemade compost for your lawns and gardens.  You’ll receive a composting bin at class.

This workshop thoroughly covers the importance and benefits of composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.  Participants receive a FreeGarden EARTH Compost Bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.

Cost: $70 per person ($75 per couple) and includes a composting bin.  Pre-registration is required.


Not sure what to do with your kitchen, garden and yard scraps? Turn them into a natural fertilizer without the outside compost bin through vermicomposting! PRC’s Vermicomposting Workshop.

This workshop will cover the benefits and importance of composting; all participants will go home with a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system, knowing how to house, feed, harvest and care for your own worms!

Cost: $70 per person ($75 per couple) and includes one worm composting box with worms.  Pre-registration is required.