Saturday, April 16
Celebrate Earth Day with Fry’s Run Watershed Association and take home your own rain barrel. The workshop will guide participants through the process of constructing their own, fully functioning rain barrel. FRWA members will have tools to share and plenty of experience building rain barrels. Workshop participants can choose from three, one-hour-long sessions to build their rain barrels—9:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-11:00am or 11:00am to 12 noon.
Rain barrels are great water-saving devices and ideal for gardens. The barrel sits underneath a downspout and collects water each time it rains. The collected rainwater can then be used to water lawn and garden plants. This helps conserve groundwater, utilizes high quality water for plants and decreases water bills. And the rain barrels can be painted with paints that adhere to plastic.
The cost of this workshop is $45, which includes a plastic 55-gallon drum and all necessary parts and assistance to build a rain barrel. Workshop will be held at 30 Browns Drive, Easton, Pa 18042. Registration and prepayment is required. For more information or to register, contact Bob Schmidt at 610-252-7633 or send email to [email protected].