DIY Rain Barrel

with Perennial

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Learn how to collect rain water in your own backyard with a rain barrel! A local gardening expert will give a talk on the importance + benefits of rainwater collection for the watershed and for your home. After the talk, Perennial staff will lead the class in altering their food-safe 55-gallon drums to transform them into rain collectors, and will instruct on ways to incorporate them into your yard, including creating a base to elevate them, and demonstrating how to connect them to your gutters. Additional hardware may be required to connect to your gutters at home or to winterize your barrel, but a basic setup will be provided.

This is an in-person class that will take place outdoors in Perennial’s educational garden. You will be assigned your own socially distanced work station, and will be required to wear a mask while you are here. Our full policies can be found here. Have space in your vehicle to take home a 55-gallon barrel.

Materials Saved from the Landfill:

Hardware, barrel

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All materials provided, including a 55-gallon barrel and hardware.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • construction
  • drilling
  • rain barrel tips
Cancellation Policy

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

For more information visit or call 314-832-2288.

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