Every time it rains, I am reminded that we still have two downspouts coming off of our home that don’t empty into rain barrels. We do have long plastic, flexible hoses at the ends of our downspouts, so we can direct the water where we want it, allowing it to soak into our yard rather than adding to stormwater runoff. But I would much rather capture as much of that rain as I can, since we use water from our rain barrels to do most of our watering.
My husband and I already know how to make rain barrels, so we will probably run out and buy the parts and make our own. But for those of you who haven’t made one yet, there is a rain barrel workshop coming up on September 23 in Reston (and another one on October 13th in Annandale). Registration is required so click on the link below to register.
What: Rain Barrel Workshop
When: September 23, 2012, 1-3 pm
Where: Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Click here to learn more or to register: Rain Barrel Workshop
Read this post to find out more about rain barrels, as well as how to make your own: The Rain Barrel Response