PRC’s Summer Workshops
There is no better time than spring to learn new earth-friendly ways to take care of your body, home and garden! There are many chances throughout the spring 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
- Saturday, July 13th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Cooper Seigel Library
- Saturday, September 21st, 10:20 AM – Noon, Construction Junction
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, July 20th, 10:30 AM – Noon, Construction Junction
- Saturday, September 3rd, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Phipps Garden Center
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
- Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 AM – Noon, Construction Junction
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.