In June, PRC will conduct environmental education webinars to teach southwestern PA residents principles of backyard composting and options for recycling a wide variety of materials. Following online instruction, individuals will pick up their compost bins at PRC’s office in Pittsburgh.
PRC will conduct three in-person workshops in June. Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel workshops will take place in Sewickley (Allegheny County) on June 2 and Green Tree (Allegheny County) on June 15. A Backyard Composting Workshop will take place in McDonald (Washington County) on June 22. Participants will take home rain barrels and compost bins at the conclusion of these workshops.
Registration is required for all workshops and webinars by visiting prc.org/programs/webinars.
All webinars listed below take place online from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINAR
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.
Tuesday, June 7
$70 course fee includes 82-gallon compost bin
RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION WEBINAR
Learn recycling best practices concerning curbside collection, hard-to-recycle material, household chemicals and pharmaceutical disposal then ask questions during Q&A session.
Monday, June 27
Free statewide webinar
WATERSHED AWARENESS & RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP
Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about stormwater runoff problems and learn techniques to reduce watershed pollution. The $80 course fee includes 55-gallon rain barrel.
Thursday, June 2, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fern Hollow Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143
Wednesday, June 15, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Green Tree Public Library, 10 W. Manilla Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOP
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. The $70 course fee includes 82-gallon compost bin.
Wednesday, June 22, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse, 315 Coleman Rd., McDonald, PA 15057
For more information about all upcoming PRC workshops and webinars, visit prc.org/programs/webinars