Friday, September 25, 2015

PA Resources Council Composting, Vermicomposting Workshops In Allegheny County

The PA Resources Council will host a series of Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting workshops in Allegheny County during October and November.
The Vermicomposting Workshops will be held
-- October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bradford Woods Borough Office;
-- November 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Churchill Borough Building;
-- November 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Lebanon Library; and
-- November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Castle Shannon Library.
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 for your garden and houseplants.
Worms produce a product (castings) that is considered to be 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: $50 per person ($55 couple) and includes one compost box with worms. Pre-registration is required.
Backyard Composting
The Backyard Composting workshops will be held—
-- October 3 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Library
-- October 7 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Churchill Borough Building
-- October 8 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Bridgeville Borough Building
-- October 15 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Cooper-Siegel Community Library, Fox Chapel
-- October 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Heidelberg Borough Building
-- October 30 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough
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.
To register, visit PRC’s Backyard Composting Workshop or Vermicomposting Workshop webpages or call: 412-488-7490 x226.

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