Composting classes

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced their spring 2012 Adult Environmental Education Workshops, which include things like backyard composting ,worm composting, rain barrels, and more.

The backyard composting workshop covers the importance of composting, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways of using finished compost. Participants will receive an Earth Machine Compost Bin with attendance. This bin, approved across the state as an ideal bin for urban and suburban areas, has an eighty-gallon capacity.  The cost is $50/single or $55/couple and includes one compost bin.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the  Boyd Community Center – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and another on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on the North Side –  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.   Click here to register online.

Worm composting is easy, fun, odorless and produces a great soil additive.  Workshop participants will learn how to house, feed, harvest and care for their own worms.  Participants will learn to make a worm composting bin and will be provided with a bin, instructions, and worms. You will go home with a complete, ready to use vermiculture system.  The workshop takes place on Saturday, March 31 at Construction Junction at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and you can register online.

Click here for more information on PRC’s backyard and vermicomposting classes.