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rain barrel
workshops

In 2024, the Newport News Master Gardeners will conduct multiple Rain Barrel Workshops. 

 

Location: Brittingham Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601.

 

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Presentation and Assembly usually take an hour)

Dates:

Saturday, May 18 (SOLD OUT!)

Saturday, June 22

 

The cost of the workshop is $65. You will be provided with a 55-gallon, food-grade barrel and all the parts needed to convert it to a rain barrel. There will be a demonstration on how to assemble the barrel, followed by Master Gardeners assisting each registrant in completing the barrel assembly. 

Below is a video that shows the assembly process as well as documents you may find useful for rain barrel preparation, water conservation and gardening.

Register below for the date of the workshop you wish to attend. Once registered, you will be notified of any changes in dates and times.  

For more information, call the Newport News Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 757-591-4838.

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vermiculture
workshops

Save some space in your calendar for one of our fantastic workshops! Learn about the benefits of raising worms in your own home and walk away with your own complete worm composting bin.  Your kids will LOVE this project!  Vermiculture kits are $30 and must be reserved in advance. 

 

Workshop Dates:

Saturday, May 18 (SOLD OUT!)

Saturday, June 22

All workshop events will be held at 10:00 am at the Brittingham Mid-town Community Center

Once registered, you will be notified of any changes in dates, times and locations. 

For more information, call the Newport News Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 757-591-4838.   

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