Rain Barrel Workshop to be offered at Lehigh Valley campus

The Division of Corporate and Community Education at Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Penn State Cooperative Extension are offering a Rain Barrel workshop on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Lehigh Valley campus.

Penn State Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards will guide attendees through the process of constructing their own, fully functioning rain barrel. The workshop fee includes a plastic 55-gallon drum and all the necessary parts and assistance to build a rain barrel.

A rain barrel is ideal for gardeners due to its water-saving ability. It sits underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each time it rains. The rainwater can then be used to water lawns and garden plants, helping to save groundwater resources and decrease water bills.

Those interested can choose from one of three sessions: 9-10 a.m., 10:15-11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All sessions will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, and the cost is $40. All sessions are limited to 10 people, and registration is required. Visit the website to register online today.

For more information, contact Erin Frederick at 610-391-9840 or elf15@psu.edu.

Last Updated July 22, 2015