Wildlife Safe Gardening

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on May 1, 2018

PRC will conduct a variety of environmental workshops in Allegheny County throughout May – including a “Composting & Wildlife Safe Gardening” workshop in collaboration with Humane Animal Rescue.

During the new two-hour multifaceted workshop, students will learn how to turn kitchen scraps and garden debris into compost before exploring the benefits of sharing their backyards with native wildlife.

To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226.

BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS

  • Wednesday, May 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., South Park Buffalo Inn
  • Saturday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Township
  • Tuesday, May 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Library
  • Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., North Park Rose Barn

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 instruction plus 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 one composting bin.  Pre-registration is required.



COMPOSTING & WILDLIFE SAFE GARDENING

  • Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Avenue (Pittsburgh 15208)

Is your garden safe from your neighborhood groundhog?  Do you ever have bites taken out of your prized zucchini?  PRC will collaborate with Humane Animal Rescue to teach the best ways to build a garden that keeps wildlife out.  Learn about the native plants that can bring important pollinators to your yard, meet a live wild animal guest and discuss the benefits of sharing your backyard with native wildlife.

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

Cost:  $120 per person ($125 per couple) and includes one composting bin.  Pre-registration is required

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