PRC’s Spring Workshops

Posted by: Sarah Shea on January 16, 2019

There is no better time than spring to learn new earth-friendly ways to take care of your body, home and garden! There are many chances throughout the spring for you to learn about composting, watershed protection and conserving rainwater, and toxin-free cleaning. To find a day that works for you check the dates and times below!


Backyard Composting Workshops

  • Saturday, March 2nd, 12:30 – 2 PM, Ross Community Center
  • Tuesday, March 5th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Phipps Garden Center
  • Thursday, March 7th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Sewickley Public Library
  • Saturday, March 16th, 10:30 AM – 12 PM, Cooper-Siegel Library
  • Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, East End Food Co-Op
  • Saturday, April 6th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Construction Junction
  • Saturday, April 13th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Lauri Ann West Community Center
  • Saturday, May 18th, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Ross Community Center
  • Thursday, June 13th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Phipps Garden Center

Get a fresh new start to mastering your garden this spring by learning how to compost. Not only will your garden benefit from this process, but this will also improve your recycling efforts by teaching you how to effectively use your kitchen scraps and yard debris.

This workshop explains the importance and benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance, and ways of using finished compost.

Cost: $70 single/ $75 couple and includes one 82-gallon compost bin

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE TO VISIT PRC COMPOSTING WORKSHOP PAGE 


Healthy Body and Healthy Home Workshop

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 7 – 8:30 PM, Sewickley Public Library

Do you ever wonder if the products you use on your body and in your home can negatively affect your heath? Learn how to start your spring-cleaning the natural way. This workshop teaches you how to recognize those harmful toxins by showing you alternative options that are safe for your home.

Cost: $30 per person ($35 per couple) and includes a non-toxic cleaning kit

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE TO VISIT PRC HEALTHY BODY WORKSHOP PAGE


Watershed and Rain Barrel Workshops

  • Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, East End Food Co-Op
  • Wednesday, April 17th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Phipps Garden Center
  • Saturday, April 20th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Construction Junction
  • Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Sewickley Public Library
  • Saturday, May 11th, 10:30 AM – 12 PM, Lauri Ann West Community Center
  • Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Phipps Garden Center

All of the rainy days in spring can be useful for more than just extra water for your flowers. This workshop teaches you how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it, and use it in your landscape. By learning how to practice watershed protection and conservation in your own backyard, you can learn how to reduce your contribution to combined sewer overflow (CSO), flooding, and polluted urban runoff.

PRC’s Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshop heightens awareness of watershed issues, offers suggestions for ways that we can all help to alleviate water pollution and stormwater issues,  demonstrates how to install a 55-gallon rain barrel, and introduces other rainwater harvesting options.

Cost: $80 per person ($85 per couple) and includes a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE TO VISIT PRC RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP PAGE


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