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Easy Rain barrel pick-up: Drive through – Let load – Done!

As you might have heard the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team is now offering virtual rain water harvesting classes on a monthly basis. Furthermore, we are also providing rain barrels for purchase for Pinellas County residents with an easy and safe drive through pick-up service.

Here is how it works: In order to receive a barrel, you select and attend one of our rainwater harvesting classes and purchase a rain barrel ticket. We want to ensure you have learned the crucial techniques of setting up and maintaining a rain water harvesting system as well as proper use of the harvested water before we send a barrel home with you.

Registering for the class and the barrel purchase is through Eventbrite and ZOOM. Barrels are currently $35.00 with spigot installed. You may purchase one barrel per household.

Watch your e-mail inbox the week of the rain barrel drive thru pick-up! An email will be sent out to rain barrel ticket holders who have attended the class that will include the date and time for the barrel pick-up as well as location, directions and instructions. Pick-up dates vary but are often right after the rainwater harvesting class on a Friday or Saturday late morning or at noon time.

Once you enter the pick-up site, Extension staff will ask you where you wish the barrel to be loaded (back seat or trunk). You drive up to where the barrels are staged, we will load your rain barrel for you and Voila!

Needless to say, we are following current health and safety guidelines, by wearing face coverings and practicing physical distancing.

Our next rainwater harvesting workshop is scheduled for September 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. To learn more about our upcoming workshop please contact Jon Prieto at jprieto@pinellascounty.org or 727-582-2517. Pre-registration for the workshop is required at https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuf-2oqzMrGtV89MfKGDfyv22KvzoyO2ql

You can purchase a rain barrel on our Eventbrite page by following the link below and clicking the green TICKET button. https://rain_barrel_purchase.eventbrite.com

We hope to see you soon at class and at the easy drive-thru rain barrel pick-up!