Last month, on April 25th, Project Grow and Maxi Container partnered for a very successful Rain Barrel workshop. Project Grow is a nonprofit community garden in Ann Arbor. Joshua (Me) and Lucas (PG) planned the workshop during February. We had such a tremendous response that we needed a bigger room! I arrived to meet Lucas and a couple of happy to help volunteers. After unloading the barrels, people started to show up. I was amazed at the demographic, we had family’s with little ones and senior citizens, plus tons of young adults eager to build a rain barrel and Go Green! (Oops, I guess Go Blue! is more appropriate in A2.)
After the check-in and setup I demonstrated how to build a barrel and did a little lecture and opened the floor for questions. I really was amazed at how prepared the attendees were, full of good and important questions and eager to build. Quickly wrapped up the introduction session and broke out into small groups to build.
The building process went smoothly, as the entire workshop did and most importantly…
41 Rain Barrels found new homes.
If you don’t know about our Maxi Rain Barrel, they are previously used food grade barrels that otherwise don’t have much use… either slated to be land filled or turned into regrind (recycled) which used up fossil fuels. Turning these “pickle” barrels into Rain Barrels truly reduces your carbon footprint while extended the plastic barrels life cycle, help preserving our Great Lakes at the same time. Truly there is no better way (and simple) way to go green then installing a rain barrel.
Please check out all of the photos from the workshop below in a slideshow, or you can view them here on our Flickr.
Let the Workshop Begin!
Fun for the Kids
Working together installing RB screen...
A fun reading lesson, waiting to begin...
Teaching the Children...
Building Rain Barrels...
Lucas and buddy
It takes two!
Lucas and Buddy (2)
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