Rainbarrels, natural cleaners, and composting: upcoming workshops at Construction Junction

Construction Junction is hosting a few upcoming workshops which are certain to appeal to anyone hoping to live a greener, healthier life.

Saturday, April 29,   11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Healthy Body, Healthy Home, Healthy Planet

This workshop is designed to heighten awareness and encourage action around the issue of carcinogens and toxins that we come into contact with daily in our environment through the products we use and the food we eat.  The program provides practical solutions such as safe alternatives and healthy lifestyle choices.  Cost $20 single/ $25 couple includes a green cleaning kit.  To register, click here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012   11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Rain! Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshop
Rainwater harvesting is an effective, ecological and economical method for the conservation and protection of this precious natural resource. By catching, storing and re-directing your roof water for on-site usage you can take advantage of this free source of precious water while at the same time contributing to a reduction in the combined sewer overflow (CSO) problem that plagues the Greater Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, helping to reduce flooding and nonpoint source pollution, and contributing to recharging our groundwater supply. You’ll also have a free source of non-chlorinated water for use in your yard and garden.

Learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape.  Attend a rain barrel workshop and return home equipped with the knowledge and hardware needed (not the 55-gal. drum) to assemble and install a rain barrel. It’s easier than you might think.  To register, click here.

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Backyard Composting Workshop
Their last composting workshop sold out, so register early if you want to attend this one!  This workshop thoroughly covers the importance of composting, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways of using finished compost.  Cost: $50 single/ $55 couple and includes one compost bin, presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council.  Click here to register, or call Donna at 412-488-7490 ext. 246.

Construction Junction is located at 214 North Lexington Street in Point Breeze.  Here are driving directions.  Check their website for more information on workshops and classes.