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DIY Rainwater Harvesting
September 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 amFree
Capture water while it is raining this spring to use on your landscape later!
Join our free online class to learn how! Then, purchase a discounted rain barrel to take home!
Rainwater harvesting is great for North Texas because you can keep some of the rain we get during the spring and fall to use during our hot and dry summers. Even a small roof area can produce a usable amount of water during an average rainfall. From huge cisterns to small DIY barrels, capturing rainwater can be done by anyone.
Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of rainwater harvesting and purchase a discounted barrel to take home!
- How much water your roof will produce in a year
- Where to put your rain barrel to capture the most water
- How to install a barrel
- How to hook up and use your new water source
- How to build your own 50 gallon rain barrel with just a few supplies from the hardware store
This is a free online event, with an optional purchase. The online workshop will be available on-demand April 2-8. Register here to receive information on how to participate.
The workshop will be 45 minutes long and taught by Theresa Thomas and Claire Alford, Tarrant County Master Gardeners.
After registering, check your email for instructions on how to join the online event.
Your registration is not complete until you click the link sent to your email a few days before the event.
Tarrant County Residents: Get a rain barrel for only $25!
For Tarrant County, Texas residents only, a 50-gallon rain barrel can be purchased for the discounted rate of $25. Barrels will be available for pick up at the Tarrant County Resource Connection, Fort Worth, Texas from 8am to 11am on April 9th.
There are two options for this event. Please be sure to select the registration type that corresponds with your choice.
Free registration: Get access to the online workshop only. You will get access to the online presentation about rainwater harvesting and the DIY rain barrel building, but will not get a rain barrel to take home.
$25 registration: Get access to the online workshop and take home a rain barrel. You will get access to the online presentation about rainwater harvesting and the DIY rain barrel building demonstration, and a rain barrel will be reserved for pick up on April 9th. There are a limited number of barrels available, so register now to reserve yours!
Attending the workshop is a requirement to get the barrel discount! You must have watched the online workshop to receive your barrel. This is an educational opportunity and the discounted barrel is only being offered as part of the educational workshop.
Rain barrel information: These rain barrels are discounted from $50 to $25. Barrels are 50 gallons and made from previously used food safe storage containers. The barrels will vary in color and will probably be blue, but could also be white or black. You do not get to choose your barrel color. The barrels have been assembled by the Tarrant County Master Gardeners in the same fashion as demonstrated in the online workshop. Approximate dimensions are 35 inches tall by 24 inches diameter.
Pick up information: Barrels will be available for pick up for those who register at Tarrant County Resource Connection, 1801 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, Texas from 8am to 11am on April 9th. Check your email after purchase for more information.
Pick up will be contactless and you will be required to load your barrel into your vehicle.
Any orders that do not comply with restrictions may be cancelled at TRWD’s discretion. Barrels that are not picked up will be donated.
Pick up your Go N Grow Garden at the same time and location!
Purchase a Native Plant Garden or Edible Plant Garden and pick it up at the same time and location as your rain barrel.
Texas Tough Native Garden https://rootedin.com/product/texas-tough-native-garden/
Home Harvest Edible Garden https://rootedin.com/product/home-harvest-edible-garden/
This event is brought to you by Tarrant Regional Water District.