Rain Barrel and Composting Class
Rain barrels store rainwater runoff from your rooftop to use for hand-watering plants.
Rain barrels are inexpensive and easy to install. By collecting and storing rainwater in a homemade rain barrel, you gain a source of free irrigation for flower beds and landscapes during extended dry spells. A heavy rain shower can yield hundreds of gallons of water off the roof of even the most modest home. For example, a 1,000 sq. ft. roof yields about 625 gallons of water from a rain storm that produces 1" of rain.
In addition to learning about rain barrels in this class, you will also learn to build a simple compost pile that will provide nutrients to your garden. Orange County Utilities will provide one rain barrel per household* at no charge for class attendees.
* Homes must have an Orange County Utilities account that includes water service to be eligible for this program.
Where & When
Orange County Extension Education Center
6021 South Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812
Space is limited
* You must be registered to attend the class.
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