Learn how to make “Black Gold” – Composting to reduce waste up to 30% and create valuable humus for gardening
- Nature’s way of recycling and how you can set up Backyard Composting
- The basic science behind the compost process,
- How to build a backyard compost pile and
- How to manage your compost pile to produce humus, or “black gold” as it is commonly referred to by gardeners.
See how to reduce the amount of trash you send to the landfill by up to 30% and create a useful soil additive for your garden by setting up your own backyard compost system.
We will discuss which materials are compostable and which ones aren’t.
And finally, we will see the compost bin system at the Rachel Carson Homestead and discuss ways it may be improved.
Presentation by Sharon Svitek | Solid Waste Supervisor
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Sharon is a recycling coordinator for PA DEP and has been a backyard composter for over 20 years.
NOTE: We will be primarily indoors, but please dress for the weather.
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Winner of 2017 Pittsburgh Music Awards: Miss Freddye and her Homecookin’ Band. Benefit RCH with performance April 8, 4-8 pm Springdale Veteran’s Hall
Winner of 2017 Pittsburgh Music Awards: Miss Freddye and her Homecookin’ Band. Benefit RCH with performance April 8, 4-8 pm
Springdale Veteran’s Hall 1151 Pittsburgh St., Springdale 15144
$5 at the door Gift baskets 50-50 Raffles!
Cash bar and Food available for purchase. RSVP and Gift Baskets or Items appreciated 412.849.1353
Bring family, friends, & neighbors to enjoy some great music!
THANK YOU for your continued support of the Rachel Carson Homestead!
Please allow at least 45 minutes to tour the historic Homestead. Register to be certain to save your space. We accept walk-ins, but due to the age and condition of the rooms, we limit the number of people in a historic room to about 12.
Our walking trail is open dawn-to-dusk. Signs are being replaced soon!