Backyard composting and worm composting classes scheduled with PRC

Posted on: October 14, 2015 | Written By: Doug Oster | Comments

Composting is the best way to recycle. When we recycle bottles, cans and newspapers, we’re doing it because it’s a good thing to do. When we recycle our food and garden waste, we get the direct benefit of the result in the form of compost.

When we give plants compost, they have everything they need.

Pennsylvania resources council has a great class to learn how to compost in the backyard and also learn to compost inside with worms.

Compost is the secret for a green thumb. It gives plants everything they need. PRC will teach you how to compost the right way.

Compost is the secret for a green thumb. It gives plants everything they need. PRC will teach you how to compost the right way.


Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting Workshops teach ways to save time and money

Not sure what to do with leftover kitchen scraps and yard debris?  Learn how to turn organic waste into a natural, homemade compost for lawns and gardens by attending a Pennsylvania Resources Council Backyard Composting or Vermicomposting Workshop.

Composting kitchen waste and yard debris is easy to do and requires little time and effort – and produces a complete and natural food for the soil, improving its structure, water-retaining abilities and overall health.

To register for a PRC workshop, visit or call 412-488-7490 x226.

Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Heidelberg Borough Building
Friday, October 30, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough
Saturday, November 14, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Ross Township Community Center
Tuesday, November 17, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., National Aviary, North Shore
Thursday, November 19, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., East End Food Co-op, Point Breeze

Learn to turn kitchen scraps – as well as leaves, garden and yard debris – into a natural homemade compost for your lawns and gardens.  You’ll receive a composting bin at class.

This workshop thoroughly covers the importance and benefits of composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.  Participants receive 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 a composting bin.  Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, November 4, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Churchill Borough Building
Saturday, November 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Library
Monday, November 30, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Castle Shannon Library
Saturday, December 5, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Cooper-Siegel Library, Fox Chapel
Wednesday, December 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., East End Food Co-op, Point Breeze

Worm Your Way into Composting with PRC!  Would you like natural, homemade fertilizer for your lawn and garden in the spring?  Then expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps by attending a Vermicomposting Workshop, and turn kitchen waste into a valuable resource.

Worms produce a product (castings) that is considered an especially good soil amendment and nutrient source.  If sheltered from the cold, the system can maintain production year round.  Participants will receive a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system.  Learn how to house, feed, harvest and care for your own worms!

Cost: $70 single ($75 couple) and includes one compost box with worms. Pre-registration is required.

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