Rain Barrel Workshops 2017

Making Rain Barrels

Waterworks is again partnering with Newport News Public Works and the Virginia Extension Office to offer rain barrel making workshops in 2017. For $60 you can attend a workshop and assemble a 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. Advance registration is required. You sign up and show up, we'll provide the materials, then you make it and take it home!

Call the Virginia Extension Office at 757-591-4838 for details and to register for a workshop.

Rain Barrel

Dates, Times & Locations

Date Time Location
February 18 10 AM Completed - NN Extension Service Office
739 Thimble Shoals, Blvd., Suite 1009
March 18 10 AM Completed - Newport News Extension Service Office 739 Thimble Shoals, Blvd., Suite 1009
April 22 11 AM Completed - CNU Garden Symposium
Sept. 9 TBD  Go Green Expo 2017 at the Brittingham Community Center

If you would like to try your hand at making your own rain barrel, check out these 2 brochures provided by the Master Gardeners: Make a Rain Barrel (PDF) and Installing and Maintaining your Rain Barrel (PDF).