Rain Barrel Workshops 2019

Making Rain Barrels

In 2019, the Mariners' Museum will be joining Waterworks, the Newport News Department of Public Works, and then Newport News Master Gardeners to offer rain barrel making workshops. For $60 you can attend a workshop and assemble a 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. Advance registration is required. You sign up and show up, we'll provide the materials, then you make it and take it home!

Call the Virginia Extension Office at 757-591-4838 for details and to register for a workshop.

Rain Barrel

Dates, Times & Locations

Date Time Location
2/16  10 AM  Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive
3/30 11 AM  CNU Garden Symposium
4/27 10 AM Mariners' Museum
6/1 10 AM Mariners' Museum
9/7 1 PM Go Green Expo, Brittingham Mid-Town Community Center

If you would like to try your hand at making your own rain barrel, check out these 2 brochures provided by the Master Gardeners: Make a Rain Barrel (PDF) and Installing and Maintaining your Rain Barrel (PDF).