Rain Barrel Workshop

The Newport News Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Newport News Waterworks, the Newport News Recycling Office, and The Mariners' Museum, will conduct periodic rain barrel "drive-up" distributions for the public  this year.  This is due to high public demand at our previous distribution event.

The cost to purchase a barrel and kit is only $60 per barrel, and will be held at the date and location listed below.  Also, you will be provided with a link to a video to help you with assembly.  You can also do a search on YouTube for Newport News Go Green Youtube Rain Barrel Workshop.  

  • Please note that this workshop is FULL and CLOSED!  The date, location and times are shown for reference!  ​May 15, 2021, The Mariners' Museum, 12 noon to 2 pm,

100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601.

We will be offering registration for our Rain Barrel Workshop to be held at our September 11th Go Green Expo 2021 event soon!

For more information, call the Newport News Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 757-591-4838.  If you registered to participate in this event, please be aware that you will need to take your rain barrel home in a vehicle large enough to accommodate a 55 gallon drum.  Actually, one drum this size is able to fit in the back seat of a Volkswagen!   

rain barrels daisy chained

Daisy chained!

Conducting a past workshop

Preparing for a workshop