SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
In September, PRC will conduct a variety of adult environmental education classes in both virtual and in-person formats.
Online instruction will include:
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINARS – September 1 and September 7 for individuals living in southeastern and southwestern PA (bin pick up in Delaware County and Allegheny County)
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINAR – September 9 for Individuals living in southwestern PA (barrel pick up in Allegheny County)
RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION WEBINAR – September 14 for individuals living throughout the Commonwealth (free webinar)
PRC plans to reintroduce in-person instruction in September by conducting four Backyard Composting workshops in southwestern Pennsylvania:
BACKYARD COMPOSTING IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS – September 15 at Fern Hollow Nature Center; September 20 at Buffalo Inn in South Park; September 21 at Parish Hill in North Park; and September 25 at Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse
“We’re excited to return to in-person learning and will introduce safety measures to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff and enable PRC to offer a nearly contactless event,” according to PRC Education Program Coordinator Nancy Martin. “We ask that all participants wear masks and maintain a safe social distance from other workshop participants. If the Covid situation so dictates, workshops will transition to webinars. If you register for a workshop but are not feeling safe as the class time approaches, we are happy to change your registration to an online webinar.”
PRC conservation workshops are sponsored by
BACKYARD COMPOSTING (online and in-person options)
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 includes webinar instruction and one compost bin. Pre-registration is required.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINAR SESSIONS
Wednesday, September 1, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT (Individuals will register for a time to pick up compost bins after completing online instruction.)
IN-PERSON BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS
Wednesday September 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Fern Hollow Nature Center, Allegheny County
Monday, September 20, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo Inn at South Park, Allegheny County
Tuesday, September 21, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Parish Hill at North Park, Allegheny County
Saturday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse, Washington County
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINAR
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 and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution. Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel. Cost: $80 includes webinar instruction and one rain barrel. Pre-registration is required.
WATERSHED AWARENESS WEBINAR SESSION
Thursday, September 9, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT (Individuals will register for a time to pick up rain barrels after completing online instruction.)
FREE “RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION” WEBINAR OPEN TO RESIDENTS LIVING THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA
PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on Tuesday, September 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The online workshop will answer common questions surrounding recycling issues such as curbside collection, hard-to-recycle materials and pharmaceutical disposal.
Learn recycling best practices by joining the webinar from ANYWHERE in Pennsylvania.
Cost: FREE Pre-registration is required.