The Pennsylvania Resources Council is offering online workshops in March on backyard composting, rain barrels, and recycling and waste reduction.

The whole process of backyard composting, the methods of making a compost heap, proper maintenance and use of the finished compost will be the focus of the workshops on March 3rd, 11th, 18th and 22nd from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The $ 80 course fee includes tuition as well as an 82 gallon FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, suitable for both urban and suburban environments. Pre-registration is required.

Participants will receive compost bins after the webinars by registering for a certain time to pick them up. Those who live in the greater Philadelphia area will pick up their trash cans at Rose Tree Park in Media, while those who live in the greater Pittsburgh area will pick them up at the PRC headquarters in Pittsburgh.

The workshop on recycling and waste reduction on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will answer frequently asked questions about recycling issues such as roadside collection, hard-to-recycle materials and pharmaceutical disposal. Pre-registration is required.

The workshop for rain barrels from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on March 30th shows participants how they can harvest rainwater from their roofs, store it in rain barrels and then use it in the landscape.

The $ 80 course fee includes tuition as well as an easy-to-install FreeGarden RAIN rain barrel with a capacity of 55 gallons. Individuals will register for a period of time after completing the online class to collect rain barrels. Pre-registration is required.

Visit the Pennsylvania Resources Council website for more information or to register.

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