NEW Fall Workshops Schedule
There are many chances throughout the fall 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
- Tuesday, September 10th, 6:30 – 8 PM, South Park
- Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 – 8 PM, North Park Rose Barn
- Saturday, September 14th, 10:30 – Noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center
- Wednesday, September 18th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Sewickley Public Library
- Saturday, September 21st, 10:20 AM – Noon, Construction Junction
- Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30 – 8 PM, East End Food Co-op
- Monday, October 14th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Phipps Garden Center
- Wednesday, October 23rd, 7 – 8:30 PM, Ross Township Community 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
Watershed and Rain Barrel Workshops
- Saturday, September 3rd, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Phipps Garden Center
- Saturday, October 19th, 10:30 – Noon, Construction Junction
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
Recycling Awareness Workshop
- Monday, October 7th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Sewickley Public Library
- Saturday, October 26th, 10:30 – Noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center
- Saturday, November 9th, 11 – Noon, Cooper Siegel Library, Fox Chapel
- Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30 – 8 PM, East End Food Co-op
PRC’s Recycling Awareness Program shares answers to common questions surrounding recycling in southwestern Pennsylvania such as:
Lids on? Lids off? Rinse? Wash? Labels on? Labels off? Which plastics are acceptable? What about a window? Broken plastic toys? Electronics? Tires? Plastic bags? Polystyrene? Appliances? Textiles? What materials are accepted curbside? What about hard-to-recycle items and household hazardous waste? Unwanted pharmaceuticals? Organic debris?
So many questions! Attend PRC’s Recycling Awareness Program and get answers to some of the many recycling questions.
Cost:$50/person or $55/couple and includes one 32-gallon recycling bin w/lid.
- Saturday, November 16th, 10:30 – Noon, Construction Junction
Not sure what to do with your kitchen, garden and yard scraps? Would you like natural, home-made fertilizer for your lawns and gardens in the spring? Then expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps by signing up for a Vermicomposting Workshop and them into a valuable resource for your garden.
While they require more care than bin composting, worms produce a product (castings) that is considered an especially good soil amendment and nutrient source, and if sheltered from the cold can maintain production year-round. You will go home with a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system, knowing how to house, feed, harvest and care for your own worms!
Cost: $70 single/ $75 couple and includes one compost box with worms
Due to having to order the worms registration for these workshop will close a week prior to the class date.
Healthy Body, Healthy Home Workshop
- Thursday, November 14th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Sewickley Public Library
The Healthy Body workshop is designed to heighten awareness and encourage action around the issue of toxins in our environment.
Participants will learn:
- How to make your own cleaning products and personal care products
- Toxins to avoid in personal care products
- How and what to cook with to keep you healthy
Participants will make products during the workshop as well. In an effort to reduce one’s exposure to toxins and to reduce the amount of toxins in our environment, all workshop participants will receive a non-toxic green cleaning kit.
Cost: $30 single/ $35 couple and includes one compost box with worms
Since the green cleaning kits are made to order, the workshop will close a week prior to the class date.