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 in September.
The workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville.
Participants will learn about the benefits of collecting rain while enjoying hands-on construction of 55-gallon rain barrels. The workshops are sponsored by gt, University of Central Florida Stormwater Academy, University of Florida Cooperative Extension, and Marine Resources Council.
The rain barrel kit includes the 55-gallon barrel, faucet, 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.