The Woods in Your Backyard - A Sustainable Landscapes Workshop
Posted: January 19, 2012
Penn State Extension is offering a one-day workshop titled "The Woods in Your Backyard" on March 30th at Keystone College, LaPlume, PA and repeated on March 31st at East Stroudsburg University in the Poconos. The program is designed specifically (but not exclusively) for smaller landscapes. These small lots are a big deal, for the vast majority of Pennsylvania’s land-owners have less than 10 acres. This land, wooded or not, can provide benefits. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, improved water quality and reduced energy costs.
Owners of even the smallest landscapes can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop.
Registration for either location is $25 per person and includes lunch, breaks and program materials. Each workshop attendee will receive a free copy of "The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home" (a $20 value). The full-color, 139 -page manual is a self directed book that will guide you through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance your land’s natural resources.
This workshop is part of a Sustainable Backyard Landscapes Series developed through a partnership of Penn State Extension, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Forestry for the Bay.
To register for this program online visit http://agsci.psu.edu/backyard/woods or contact Penn State Extension - Luzerne County at 570-825-1701.