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PRC Sets 2019 Schedule For Backyard Composting, Rain Barrel, Healthy Home Workshops In Allegheny County
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On February 21, the PA Resources Council announced its schedule of 2019 Backyard Composting, Rain Barrel and Healthy Body & Health Home Workshops in Allegheny County.

Backyard Composting

-- March 2: from 12:30 – 2 p.m., Ross Township Community Center

-- March 5: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

-- March 7: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Sewickley Public Library

-- March 16: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Cooper-Siegel Community Library, Fox Chapel

-- March 20: from 6:30 – 8 p.m., East End Food Co-Op, Point Breeze

-- April 6: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Construction Junction, Point Breeze

-- April 13: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Twp.

-- May 18: from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Ross Township Community Center

-- May 21: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Library

-- June 11: from 6:30 – 8 p.m., North Park Rose Barn

-- June 13: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

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 90 minutes of instruction plus 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 one composting bin.  Pre-registration is required.

Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel

-- April 10: from 6:30 – 8 p.m., East End Food Co-Op, Point Breeze

-- April 17: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

-- April 20: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Construction Junction

-- April 24: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Sewickley Public Library

-- May 1: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Green Tree Municipal Building

-- May 11: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Township

-- May 16: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Library

-- June 4: from 6:30 – 8 p.m., North Park Rose Barn

-- June 6: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center in Mellon 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 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

Healthy Body & Healthy Home

-- May 22: from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Sewickley Public Library

Take action concerning the issue of toxins in the environment by discovering how to combat exposure to chemicals, carcinogens and toxins.  At this workshop you’ll learn what to look out for and how to find alternative options to reduce everyday exposure.

During the session, you’ll learn how to make your own cleaning products and personal care products – and then take home a green cleaning starter kit at the conclusion of the class.

Cost:  $30 per person ($35 per couple) and includes a non-toxic cleaning kit.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, visit PRC’s Conservation Workshops webpage or call 412-488-7490 x226.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

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[Posted: Feb. 22, 2019]


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