ifarm is collaborating with the Ipswich River Watershed Association to bring you a grant-subsidized rain barrel workshop, which will give a thorough understanding of local watershed systems and effective water conservation strategies for homeowners.
Wayne Castonguay, the head of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, will teach participants how to construct and install their own rain barrels. He will then share the latest information on our local watershed. The workshop will end with new information on inexpensive plumbing and sewage technologies that are guaranteed to save homeowners thousands of wasted gallons of water each year.
We have received a grant from the River Network that allows us to offer the entire workshop for a third of the price of one barrel (barrels retail for about $100).
Rain Barrels are containers that capture rainwater from the gutters of buildings. They are an essential part of any sustainable home, helping to conserve water, prevent excessive storm runoff, water gardens, and keep our rivers healthy. Each participant will construct and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel, along with the knowledge to easily install it outside their home. No previous experience is necessary to take this workshop.
Each participant will go home with a more thorough understanding of our local watershed systems, from aquifers to wells, and the ways we can care for those systems.
Rain Barrel supplies are limited and we recommend signing up well in advance.
In the case of cancellation and rescheduling due to weather, we will send out an email to all registrants at least 12 hours before the event. We will also send out an update on our facebook page. You can read about our cancellation policy here.