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DIY Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$45
Capture water while it is raining this spring to use on your landscape later!
Join our workshop to learn how, then build your own rain barrel to take home!
Register here: TCMGA 2023 EDUCATION CLASSES – TCMGA ONLINE SHOPPING SITE
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
The workshop will be 45 minutes long and taught by Tarrant County Master Gardeners.
Registration is required for attendance. More than one person from your household can come to the workshop with the purchase of one barrel/ticket, but only one barrel/ticket per household please.
Rain barrel information: These rain barrels are discounted from $70 to $45. 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 prepped by the Tarrant County Master Gardeners in the same fashion as demonstrated in the workshop. Approximate dimensions are 35 inches tall by 124 inches diameter.
This event is brought to you by the Tarrant County Master Gardeners and Tarrant Regional Water District. To learn more about TRWD’s water conservation efforts and water-saving tips, visit SaveTarrantWater.com. To learn more about TRWD’s mission and the work that we do, visit TRWD.com.