Go Green with a Conservation Workshop!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on March 1, 2017

PRC has announced its March 2017 schedule of workshops to take place in Allegheny County. To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226.

BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS

  • Saturday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough
  • Wednesday, March 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, Point Breeze

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. Click here to register.

WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WORKSHOPS

  • Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough
  • Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Environmental Learning Center, Harrison Hills 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:  $80 per person ($85 per couple) and includes one rain barrel.  Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.