DIY Rain Barrel
Arts & DIY
Learn how to collect rain water in your own backyard with a rain barrel! A local gardening expert will give a talk on the importance + benefits of rainwater collection for the watershed and for your home. After the talk, Perennial staff will lead the class in altering their food-safe 55-gallon drums to transform them into rain collectors, and will instruct on ways to incorporate them into your yard, including creating a base to elevate them, and demonstrating how to connect them to your gutters. Additional hardware may be required to connect to your gutters at home or to winterize your barrel, but a basic setup will be provided.
Materials Saved from the Landfill:
All ages welcome
All materials provided, including a 55-gallon barrel and hardware.
Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.
For more information visit www.perennialstl.org or call 314-832-2288.