Tuesday, December 21, 2021

PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Backyard Composting Webinars In January

PA Resources Council will host Backyard Composting webinars on January 13 and 25 to teach residents about the importance and process of backyard composting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

“It’s easy to create compost at home, and using finished compost is a great way to improve garden soil,” according to PRC Education Program Coordinator Nancy Martin.  “It’s vital that organic matter be returned to the soil and not tied up in a plastic bag and sent to the landfill, and composting makes this possible.”

During a one-hour online session, individuals 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.  

The course fee of $70 includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.  

Individuals living in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas can learn online and then make arrangements to pick up their compost bins at PRC’s eastern office in Delaware County and western office in Allegheny County.

“Creating well-balanced compost is very easy,” Martin explains.  “Leaves, other yard debris and straw can be placed in the compost bin along with vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells and other plant-based material.” 

Click Here to register and for more information or email: nancym@prc.org

Give The Gift Of Conservation Education

There’s still time to purchase a gift certificate for a 2022 PRC workshop as a holiday gift!  

The $70 Backyard Composting course fee includes online or in-person instruction plus an 82-gallon compost bin, while the $80 Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel course fee includes online or in-person instruction plus a 55-gallon rain barrel.

Individuals interested in purchasing a gift certificate for a Backyard Composting or Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel workshop (compost bin or rain barrel must be picked up in Allegheny County or Delaware County).

Visit PRC’s Webinars webpage for details.

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 FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

[Posted: December 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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