Posted on: January 13, 2016 | Written By: Doug Oster |
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS
The Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced its Winter 2016 schedule of workshops to take place in January, February and March at several locations in Allegheny County.
To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226.
Saturday, January 23, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon, Ross Township Community Center
Thursday, February 18, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park
Thursday, March 17, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Ann Jones Gerace Center (formerly CCI Center), South Side
Try indoor composting with red wiggler worms! Build a complete vermiculture system to take home at the end of the workshop. Worms produce a product (castings) that is considered an especially good soil amendment and nutrient source. Learn how to house, feed, harvest and care for worms that produce a natural, homemade fertilizer for your lawn and garden.
Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system.
Cost: $70 per person ($75 per couple) and includes one compost box with worms. Pre-registration is required.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS
Saturday, February 27, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Ross Township Community Center
Thursday, March 10, 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 WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 19, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Ross Township Community Center
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, ways to conserve water in your home, 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.