Build Your Own Rain Barrel
Are you curious about having a rain barrel for your home, church, or school?
Do you like to get your hands dirty and learn new skills?
Join Blue Water Baltimore for one of our Spring 2016 rain barrel workshops and build your own rain barrel to take home.
Register using the form at the bottom of this page!
With a considerable discount off the standard price, our workshops are community events to help you harness rains, save on water usage, and help our streams. The cost is $ 69 per barrel, including tax.
Spring 2016 Workshop Dates
We have scheduled three workshops for the Spring, all held at Herring Run Nursery (6131 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21234).
- Saturday, April 23
- Sunday, May 15
- Saturday, June 11
What You Get By Participating
All participants get a 55 gallon barrel, all parts, and instructions on how to build the barrel. Blue Water Baltimore staff provides an overview of rain barrels, the installation process, and reviews each step in the rain barrel construction process.
Participants use tools provided by Blue Water Baltimore to construct one – or several – rain barrels. You leave with a barrel ready to be installed!
Power Tool Experience
We have had attendees who had never used a drill before the workshop. It helps to have power tool experience, but we will provide assistance as attendees complete each step of the building process. If you are willing to learn, we are willing to teach!
Getting Your Barrel Home
One rain barrel fits in the backseat of the average sized sedan. Smart cars and Mini Coopers are a bit too small to hold one.
How Many To Build
You can order and build as many barrels as you like. If building more than two, we suggest bringing a friend or family member to help with construction. Be sure you have a way of transporting them home.
Spring Workshop Information
We hope to see you at one of the workshops this Spring. Workshops are held at Herring Run Nursery in the Mt. Pleasant Golf Course. For questions contact Samantha at [email protected] or (410)254-1577.