Start saving water; reserve a rain barrel today!

It’s been an extremely rainy June, and word on the street is that we’ve gotten a record amount of rainfall these past few weeks! The rain could not come at a more perfect time. SCLT is partnering with Groundwork Providence to offer rainwater collection barrels for your gardens at an amazingly inexpensive price. It’s not only a great way to save water but also an opportunity to support two organizations that are trying to make our city greener and healthier.

Members of the Providence Community Growers Network (PCGN) are eligible to purchase rain barrels for $85 per barrel ($70 for each additional barrel). Unless you construct your own, we’ve found that this is one of the least expensive rain barrels. These rain barrels are made by Groundcorps, Groundwork Providence’s hands-on training and transitional employment program. Proceeds will support Groundwork Providence and SCLT’s PCGN.

You can pick up your rain barrel on Thursday, June 27th, 5-7 p.m. SCLT and Groundwork staff will be there with advice on how to hook your new rain barrel up.

If you are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, you must email Liza Sutton, Community Growers Network Director, at by June 24th.



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