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Homestead Invites Rain Barrel Assembly Teams

Homestead hosts a "Make-It-Rain Barrel Assembly Workshop" on Saturday, September 8th from 1-3pm. Learn about stormwater management, and make a 50-gallon rain barrel!


Now in its third season, Satoyama Homestead highlights their sustainable gardening workshop series with a rain barrel assembly make-and-take event on Saturday, September 8.


The homestead again partnered with local nonprofit Camel's Hump Rain Barrels to feature their rain barrel fittings kits. Due to popular demand, Satoyama doubled the number of rain barrel assembly kits and can accommodate sixteen parties at the workshop. Workshop participants will learn the science of groundwater recharge and stormwater management. In a rainy season like 2018, rain barrels can help manage storm runoff and slowly release water back into the soil and underground aquifers. In a dry season, water stored in rain barrels can be used to irrigate lawn and garden without relying on municipal or well water. Participants will assemble and learn how to maintain their 50-gallon rain barrels. Thanks to the generosity of past donors, the rain barrels are offered at 50% material cost.


All other Satoyama Homestead events are offered free of charge, with donations accepted. Homestead stewards Sarah and Will also host the Original Transplants podcast found on iTunes, Soundcloud, and more. To learn more and register your barrel assembly team, visit satoyamahs.org or call 484-247-4769.


Community Calendar event: Rain Barrel Make-and-Take Workshop Satoyama Homestead, 271 Laurel Road in Elverson, hosts a "Make-It-Rain Barrel Assembly Workshop" on Saturday, September 8th from 1-3pm. Learn about stormwater management, and make a 50-gallon rain barrel. A $40 material fee applies. Space is limited. Learn more and register at satoyamahs.org

Date & Time

September 8, 2018

1:00PM - 3:00PM

More Info

Event Website

484-247-4769

$40

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