By Maggie Bailey, We Plant it Forward
Make a rain barrel. Conserve water. Come to the next We Plant It Forward rain barrel workshop. On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the first workshop begins at 5:30pm, with a repeat (second offering) starting at 6:45pm,
We Plant it Forward staff will be at Lake Crabtree County Park conducting a rain barrel workshop. Participants will make and take home a 55 gallon rain barrel with installation instructions.
This hour long workshop is fun and easy. No prior skills required. We Plant it Forward staff will guide you through the building of your rain barrel. Participants will use power tools and must wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing to work in.
Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville NC.
To register go to Lake Crabtree Park website click on “Programs” then “public programs” in the left menu bar, scroll down to “Adult Programs”, and click on the rain barrel workshop time desired to go to the applicable registration form. The cost is $45, checks payable to “We Plant it Forward”. Space is limited to 8 participants per workshop. Note that the Park website will list the number of spaces remaining until each workshop time is full.
We Plant it Forward is a program of the Environmental Restoration and Preservation Trust a division of the Agni Institute, a scientific educational non-profit organization. The We Plant it Forward program aims to build an open community network of people who will make tree planting an everyday practice. We Plant it Forward strives to nurture a way of life that moves communities from protecting and restoring the natural environment to nurturing a thriving natural environment. Services include giving away tree seedlings, educating the community about the benefits of trees and tree planting, showing people how easy it is to plant and nurture trees. They are online at www.WePlantitForward.org and on Facebook here.