When: June 20 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Strongsville Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd. Strongsville, OH 44136 map this
Learn how to harvest rainwater for all your garden needs and to combat stormwater pollution in your community by constructing a rain barrel! Keep organic kitchen and yard waste out of landfills while adding nutrients back into your soil by composting!
The City of Strongsville, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and Cuyahoga Solid Waste District will host a rain barrel and composting workshop on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM at the City of Strongsville's Ehrnfelt Recreation Center.
A rain barrel is a container used to collect and store rainwater that would otherwise be lost to runoff and likely diverted to a storm drain. Collected water may then be used to water lawns and gardens.Particpants wishing to construct a rain barrel to take home must register by June 15. The $60 rain barrel fee includes instruction and all materials, including a 60-gallon barrel and a downspout diverter. Registration is required to purchase a rain barrel.
Strongsville Residents: please see the ordinance information to the right under "Related Resources" for rules related to rain barrel installation in Strongsville.
Composters available for purchase at the workshop include the Wishing Well Composter and the Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester. Each composter costs $50. Pre-registration is not required to purchase a composter. Payment may be made at the workshop with cash or check.
There is no charget to attend the workshop to listen and learn.
While registration is not required in order to purchase a composter or to attend just to learn, please select option 3 below (3. Composter only or attending to learn) so that we can prepare the proper quantity of handouts and other materials.
To register: Register online below or by calling Rocky River Watershed Coordinator Jared Bartley at 216-524-6580 x1003.