Chatham University

Summer Events Series Workshops

Roof Run-off: Rainwater Harvest and Usage
Thursday, July 17 @ 6:30pm

There is little question that Western Pennsylvania gets lots of rain (and snow), so why not capture it to use on your lawn or garden, save on your water bill, and ease pressure on your local watershed? Learn to build and safely install your own at this DIY workshop.

Fee: $25 for materials

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The Living Lawn: Sustainable Yard & Landscaping Practices
Thursday, July 31 @ 6:30pm

A healthy and ecologically diverse landscape literally begins in your backyard! Our lawns are a stage for our lives, where we gather to play, rest and grow. Learn from Falk School of Sustainability faculty and staff on how to support our unique ecological systems, create beauty and help biodiversity flourish in your own backyard in an eco-lawn workshop.

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Backyard Composting 101
Thursday, August 14 @ 6:30pm

Need some rich, highly nutritious (and free) gardening soil that keeps waste out of landfills and gives your scraps a beneficial use? Find out exactly what can be composted to have a healthy and safe backyard project that reduces your kitchen waste and revives it as a beneficial garden tool.

Fee: $25 for materials

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Harness the Sun: Solar Home Projects & Energy Saving Tips
Thursday, August 28 @ 6:30pm

Tour one of the largest solar installations in Pennsylvania at Eden Hall Campus, and learn about the potential of harnessing the energy of the sun to power your home. Local experts will guide you through what a successful solar home project looks like, and encourage you to recognize easy energy-saving actions you and your family can start doing in your home immediately!

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