Rain Barrel Workshops

Miami Dade County receives an average of 56 to 63 inches of rainfall per year. One inch of rain falling on a 1000sq.ft. roof top equals approximately 600 gallons of water. A rain barrel is a simple and inexpensive way to capture and store some of this water  for later use. By installing a rain barrel you will not only help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, but also have a supply of free non-chlorinated pH neutral water for your vegetable garden, establishing new plants, cleaning garden tools, prized orchids, potted plants and much more!

Monthly Rain Barrel/Water Conservation Workshops

Learn about water conservation issues and how to construct and install your very own rain barrel at our monthly Rain Barrel/Water Conservation Workshops which are held thru-out Miami Dade County.  You can view upcoming workshops on our Google Calendar.

Registration Forms for Upcoming Workshops 

Check our google calendar for scheduled workshops and click on the registration for the event you would like to attend or link from our main webpage 

Can't make it to a workshop?

If you are unable to attend a workshop you can view the presentation pdf and answer the following questions:
What is your water number? How much water do you use each day?
List 3 water conservation habits you plan to practice.
Once you view the presentation and you can than contact us and make an appointment to pick a rain barrel/barrels here at the Miami Dade County Extension Office. Have the answers to the above questions handy to discuss.

Teaching our Children Water Conservation

  Invite us to your school for a lively, interactive presentation on 
  rain barrels, water conservation and how we all can make a 
  difference. Presentations for all grade levels are available.
  We also offer guidance and installation suggestions on school
  garden, habitat restoration, butterfly/pollinator and rain barrel site selection.

  From our Shadehouse

   We grow plants and collect seeds to share at all workshops and 
   also to share with schools and community garden projects. Materials 
   are limited.

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