Mar 19: Backyard Composting class

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. By utilizing the natural process of decomposition, organic materials often considered “waste,” such as grass clippings, food scraps, autumn leaves and even paper, can be recycled back into a rich soil conditioner. Through this transition, soil organisms, many of which are too small to see, break down the organic material in a compost pile so that valuable plant nutrients can be released for future generations of plants to use. Composting helps you reduce your waste stream, it improves the health of your gardens, and most of all its easy to do and enjoyable.


Workshop Details:

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.

PRC Backyard Composting Workshops

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 or to sign up for a workshop, email or call the composting hotline at: (412) 488-7490 ext. 226 unit per registration)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boyd Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Road, Pittsburgh 15238.
To sign up for a backyard composting workshop, click here! Prepayment is not required for registration. Additional workshops in the series are listed below:

April 3rd (Sunday)
Hahn Nursery
2 pm - 3:30 pm

April 16th (Saturday)
Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center
10:30 am - 12 pm

April 26th (Tuesday)
CCI Center
6:30 pm - 8 pm

May 25th (Wednesday)
Phipps Garden Center
Evening (specific time TBD)

June 8th (Wednesday)
Mt. Lebanon Library
6:30 pm - 8 pm

June 15th (Wednesday)
Castle Shannon Library
7 pm - 8:30 pm

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