Our River Hero Home program is hosting rain barrel workshops at local Richmond Public Libraries in partnership with RVAH2O. We are offering two workshop options this year, open to City of Richmond residents. Choose from a virtual workshop or an in-person workshop!
Rain barrels are made out of heavy-duty plastic 55-gallon drums and can be connected to the gutter downspouts, collecting rain runoff. Each rain barrel comes with a kit to complete assembly (barrels are not sold ready-to-use) and are provided to us by Coca-Cola.
Workshops cost $35, and include a rain barrel, rain barrel assembly kit, a native plant from Enrichmond Tree Lab, and a RVA Native Plant Guide.
Virtual Workshop Option:
Rain barrels can be picked up from Belmont Branch Library (3100 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) between November 17, 18, or 19 during library hours. Each participant will receive a rain barrel assembly kit, as well as a link to a YouTube video that explains the assembly and installation process. Masks and social distancing are required when picking up your rain barrel.
In-person Workshop Option:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Belmont Branch Library (3100 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221)
Each participant will receive a rain barrel assembly kit as an instructor walks participants through how to construct their own rain barrel. This will be an outdoor workshop, and masks are strongly encouraged.
Space is limited to 40 spots and this workshop is only open to City of Richmond residents.
**IMPORTANT** You MUST have a vehicle capable of bringing the rain barrel(s) home with you! Dimensions of each barrel are 22.5" x 33.5"