Have you ever thought “What a waste!” when you see the rain water pouring out of your gutter down spout and then down the street? By attending this workshop you will learn how save that water in a recycled plastic barrel for later use. The collected water may be used for your plant beds, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, and special plant collections. All attendees will receive set-up instructions and a reference booklet. If you would like a rain barrel for your household you may purchase up to two per person when you register for this class.
There are three options for registration for this program.
Option 1 - Program Participant: this option provides free admission to the workshop. Individuals selecting this option will not receive a rain barrel.
Option 2 - Program Participant with one rain barrel: this option provides free admission to the workshop, and the participant will receive one rain barrel.
Option 3 - Program Participant with two rain barrels: this option provides free admission to the workshop, and the participant will receive two rain barrels.
Rain barrels must be purchased in advance when registering online. They will be available for pick up on the day of the class. Rain Barrels are available only at the class and pre-payment is required when registering.
Rain Barrel Specifications: Plastic, recycled food-grade drums with a spigot installed. Dimensions: approximately 3' tall, 22" diameter. Capacity: approximately 60 gallons. These drums have two 3" diameter threaded holes with caps in a NON-REMOVABLE top. We cut a hole in the top of the drum large enough to accommodate your gutter downspout or an area under the roof with heavy flow if you do not have gutters. Please see photo of these rain barrels at the top right. We recommend the user attach screen to the top of the barrel to exclude mosquitoes and to filter roof debris.
Questions about this class? Please call (727) 582-2108.
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
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Lawn & Garden - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension's Lawn and Garden program area provides solutions to citizens for all types of questions concerning lawn and landscape care. With the backing of research based information our staff and volunteers offer sound expert advice to walk in customers as well as through phone calls and e-mail.