[PCA] WORKSHOP: The Woods in Your Backyard - Sustainable Landscapes Workshops (LaPlume, PA or East Stroudsburg, PA)

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Wed Feb 8 07:52:16 CST 2012

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The Woods in Your Backyard
A Sustainable Landscapes Workshop
Friday, March 30, 2012 -- Keystone College, LaPlume, PA
Saturday, March 31, 2012 -- East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg,
9:00am - 3:30pm

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When
we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with
love and respect." - Aldo Leopold, Naturalist

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.

The workshop will be held at two sites – Keystone College (March 30th) and
East Stroudsburg University (March 31st). Registration is $25 per person
and includes lunch, breaks and program materials. Each workshop attendee
will receive a free copy 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.

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