Rain Barrel Workshop Offered At Rockledge Gardens Jan. 25

By  //  January 4, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: This video portrays a complex rain barrel system built to help conserve and recycle water for future use.

BREVARD • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA — Residents interested in putting rainwater to use in their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at a workshop.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Rockledge Gardens, 2153 U.S. Highway 1, in Rockledge.

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This is a custom built rain barrel used to recycle rainwater. (Image credit Shutterstock.com)

Participants will learn about the benefits of collecting rain while enjoying hands-on construction of 55-gallon rain barrels. The workshop is sponsored by University of Florida Brevard County Extension, Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office, University of Florida Cooperative Extension, Marine Resources Council and Community Matters Inc.


The rain barrel kit includes the 55-gallon barrel, hose bib, flexible downspout extender, leaf filter, and a DVD of instructions for building, installing and painting the barrel. Cost for the rain barrel kit is $50, paid by cash or check at the door.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required to ensure that all materials are available. Open-top or closed-top barrel should be specified.

To pre-register for the workshop, call Elizabeth Melvin at (321) 633-2016 ext.56721, E-mail Elizabeth.Melvin@BrevardCounty.us, or register online at BrevardCounty.us