Wanna make a rain barrel? What is a rain barrel?
A rain barrel is about what it sounds like. It collects water for reuse, and is designed to reduce stormwater runoff, conserve water and save money on water bills. The collected chlorine-free water is used for houseplants, gardens and lawns. It’s a pretty integral part of the permaculture craze sweeping backyards across the nation.
The city of Pensacola Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Escambia County Extension Office, will host a how-to workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have been guided through making their own rain barrel.
The Rain Barrel Workshop is on June 30, from 9 unitl 10:30 a.m. at Bayview Park Community Center in East Hill. The cost for persons interested in making their own barrel is $55. Attending the event for educational purposes (no barrel) is free. Supplies are limited to 40 barrels.
Pre-registration and prepayment are required by June 22. Payment may be dropped off the city’s Office of Sustainability, at 222 W Main St. (city hall). For more information, call 435-1673.