02/07 2014

Various “Green” Events and Workshops For February

Workshop: organize tree planting in your ‘hood

February 11, 2014

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh is hosting a free application workshop to learn about how to organize a tree planting in your community. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the CCI Center, 62 S. 14th St., Pittsburgh on the South Side. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, email here or call 412-586-2386.

Playing It (TOO) Safe: Play, Playgrounds & the Value of Risk

February 13, 2014

Thu, February 13, 6:30 PM-8:00 PMCarnegie Music Hall
Cost: Free; Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30Register now to reserve your space!

Second in a series of community conversations presented as part the Playful Pittsburgh collaborative. Short presentations and a community conversation will be moderated by Bill Isler, president of the Fred Rogers Company. Presenters include Wendy Nilsson, of Partnership for Providence Parks (Rhode Island), Gabriela Burkhalter, curator of The Playground Project, Michelle Figlar, executive director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC); representatives from Mayor Bill Peduto’s office; and North Braddock’s Recycle Park project.

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Vermicomposting Workshop-PA Resources Council at Phipps Garden Center

February 13, 2014

Thu., Feb 13, 7:00–8:30pm at Phipps Garden Center, Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh
Vermicomposting is easy, fun, odorless and produces a great soil additive! Workshop participants will learn how to house, feed, harvest and care for their own worms. Be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and make your own worm composting bin! Each participant or couple will be provided with a bin, instructions, and worms. Information and registration here. $50 single, $55 couple.

Urban Ecosteward Training: Crew Leadership

February 15, 2014

Sat., Feb. 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Learn best practices for leading volunteer crews of 5-15 people, then sign up and use your experience to help at volunteer days. Location: REI Southside. Registerhere.

Become a Tree Tender in 2014!

February 22, 2014

Join nearly 1300 Pittsburghers, Greening the City One Tree at a Time! Course 1: Sat., Feb. 22nd 9:30am-4:30pm, Location: The Pittsburgh Project,  2801 North Charles Street Pittsburgh, PA 15214. Pre-Registration is required—click here.

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