Backyard composting, rain barrel workshops on tap for 2019

Posted on: November 14, 2018 | Written By: Everybody Gardens | Comments

It’s never the wrong time to learn about how to make your garden better … and more friendly to the environment.

With that in mind, the Pennsylvania Resources Council is offering plenty of workshops next spring, with focuses on backyard composting as well as rain barrels/watershed awareness.

Backyard composting workshops

This workshop will show you how to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into a valuable resource for your garden.

The cost is $70 per person or $75 per couple. Participants will receive an 82-gallon FreeGarden Earth compost bin. Pre-registration is required.

Ross Community Center, 12:30 to 2 p.m., March 2

Phipps Garden Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 5

Sewickley Public Library, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 13 (tentative date)

Cooper-Siegel Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon March 16

East End Food Co-Op, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20

Construction Junction, 10:30 a.m. to noon April 6

Lauri Ann West Community Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon April 13

Rain barrel workshops

This workshop will show how to install a 55-gallon rain barrel, demonstrate other rainwater harvesting options and educate about watershed issues.

The cost is $80 per person or $85 per couple. Participants will receive an 55-gallon FreeGarden rain barrel. Pre-registration is required.

East End Food Co-Op, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 10

Phipps Garden Center, 7 to 8 p.m. April 17

Construction Junction, 10:30 a.m. to noon April 20

Sewickley Public Library, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 23

Lauri Ann West Community Center, 7 to 8 p.m. May 11

You can register for any of the workshops by emailing compost@prc.org, calling 412-488-7490, Ext. 226 or visiting www.prc.org.

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Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”