Garrett College in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension is sponsoring a one-session course, Rain Barrel: Build Your Own, at the College’s Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville. The class will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2-4 p.m.

Rain barrels are great tools in your landscape to help with water conservation. Build a rain barrel and take it home and start saving water today. This course will introduce you to rain barrels and talk about some of the proper uses for water that is saved in a rain barrel.

Two options— 1) build a rain barrel to take home or 2) Help Build and then do it on your own.

The course is being instructed by Ashley Bodkins who received her B.S. degree in Agronomy from WVU and an A.A. degree in Horticulture from Potomac State College. She works for the University of Maryland Extension where she answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program for Garrett County. The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Anyone with a disability that requires special assistance for participation in the program should contact the extension office at 301-334-6960.

To register for the course, contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069. Course registration fee applies.