Rain Barrel Workshops 2018

Making Rain Barrels

 In 2018, the Mariners' Museum will be joining Waterworks, the Newport News Department of Public Works, and the Newport News Master Gardeners to offer rain barrel making workshops.  For $70 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
Feb. 24  10AM  Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive
March 24 11 AM  CNU Garden Symposium
April 28 10AM Mariners' Museum
May 19 10AM Mariners' Museum
Sept. 8 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).