How many rain barrel kits may I purchase?
Kits + barrels are limited to two per registration at our workshops.
How much does it cost?
The price is $35, which includes one 35-gallon barrel, one connector kit, and admission to the workshop.
How do I register?
Visit our Workshop Schedule and Registration page. Find the date you’d like to attend, then register and pay through PayPal.
Payment is required to reserve spots at the workshop.
What comes in the rain barrel kit?
One rain barrel kit contains:
- instructions for installation
- one spigot with corresponding rubber seal
- one 3ft, expandable, inflow hose with corresponding rubber seal
- one rainwater diverter (for your gutter)
- three hole-saws with a drill bit
- one 35-gallon barrel.
- silicon sealant is not included in the kit, but we recommend you purchase a small tube to help seal the spigot and inflow hose on your barrel.
If you purchase two kits, you will receive two barrels.
How many people can attend?
Two people per registration may attend the workshop, due to limited seating. Please name both attendees in your registration information. If more than two people plan on attending the workshop, please email Kaitlin Grable at email@example.com to ensure there is adequate seating available.
Do I have to attend the workshop in order to receive a rain barrel kit?
Yes, attendance at a workshop is mandatory in order to receive your rain barrel and connector kit.
May I attend the workshop without buying a rain barrel kit?
Yes, however space is limited so you still need to contact GBF to make sure we can accomodate you. Email Kaitlin Grable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes, but keep in mind that the lecture portion of the workshop can last over an hour long. If they can sit through this, you’re welcome to bring them along! Make sure to email Kaitlin Grable at email@example.com to reserve seats for them.
I have registered, but I can no longer attend the workshop, may I have a refund?
Unfortunately, no. All purchases are final. If schedules allow, GBF will transfer your registration to the next available workshop that you can attend. If you know you are going to miss the workshop you registered for, contact Kaitlin Grable at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please be prepared to take home your rain barrel after the workshop. Presentation materials will be emailed to all participants, as well.
How big is the rain barrel and will it fit in my car?
The barrels are 35-gallons; about 1.5 feet in diameter and about 3 feet tall. The kit and barrel should fit into most vehicle back seats or trunks. You can also transport the barrel in the front passenger seat of your vehicle, with the seat-back tilted all the way down.
Is the rain barrel kit hard to install?
Not at all! Clear and easy-to-follow instructions are provided at the workshop and with your rain barrel kit. If you do have any problems, we will be happy to provide further references to you.
Will we assemble the barrel and kit at the workshop?
No. Due to the size of our workshops, GBF cannot accommodate installation. After attending the workshop, you will have all the materials and instructions needed to install the barrel at your home.
How safe is the water I will be collecting?
Rainwater collected from your roof should not be consumed. We encourage using your collected rainwater to wash cars, water a yard or garden, clean objects outdoors, etc.
Still have questions? Email Kaitlin Grable at email@example.com.