Rain Barrel Workshops 2020

Making Rain Barrels

In 2020, Waterworks will once again partner with the Newport News Master Gardeners, the Newport News Department of Public Works, and the Mariners' Museum 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. We'll provide the materials. You simply sign up,  show up, 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
2/22 10 AM Mariners' Museum
3/31 10 AM &
​1 PM
Christopher Newport University Garden Symposium
4/18   Mariners' Museum
5/16   Mariners' Museum
6/6   Mariners' Museum
9/12 10 AM & ​
​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).