Learn to compost with the help of Pennsyvania Resources Council

Written by Doug Oster on .


Want a green thumb? Compost is the key, and it's easy to make your own when you know how.

Making your own compost has many benefits. You'll reduce what your sending to the landfill, and you'll be doing the best kind of recycling. Compost is the result of that recycling. It's a sweet smelling, nutrient rich soil conditioner that is the building block for most great gardens.

Pennsylvania Resources Council holds a great class to teach homeowners how to compost and you get a compost bin when you finish the class.

This workshop thoroughly 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.

Sign up for a Backyard Composting Workshop and turn your yard waste and food scraps into a valuable resource for your garden. If you would like to receive workshop updates by email, please send a request to the contact information below.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: (412) 488-7490 ext. 226

Cost: $50 Single/$55 Couple (Includes one compost unit per registration).

Registration can be made here.

Oct. 9, 2012
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
7 pm – 8:30 pm

Oct. 11, 2012
Cooper Siegel Community Library
6:30 pm – 8 pm

Oct. 17, 2012
CCI Center
6:30 pm – 8 pm

Oct. 23, 2012
Phipps Garden Center
7 pm – 8:30 pm

November 1, 2012
East End Food Co-op
6:30 pm – 8 pm

November 7, 2012
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
6:30 pm – 8 pm

November 10, 2012
Construction Junction
10 am– 11:30 am

April 4, 2013
Phipps Garden Center
7 pm – 9 pm

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