Friday, October 28, 2016

PA Resources Council: 5 Composting, Vermicomposting Workshops In Allegheny County

The PA Resources Council will hold 3 Backyard Composting and 2 Verimcomposting Workshops in Allegheny Council in November and December.
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 PA 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.
Backyard Composting
The Backyard Composting Workshops will be held—
-- November 17: from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Ann Jones Gerace Center (formerly CCI Center), South Side
-- November 19: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Twp.
-- December 3: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Construction Junction, 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.
The Vermicomposting Workshops will be held—
-- December 1: from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Ann Jones Gerace Center (formerly CCI Center), South Side
-- December 10: from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Construction Junction, 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.
To register for a PRC workshop, visit PRC’s Backyard Composting or Vermicomposting webpages, 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 Facebook.  Click Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.

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