Come and attend Gardening Workshop this Saturday (June 18) 10 am to 12 Noon at Davis Hall and win one of 10 Free Rain Barrels!

The workshop will cover water conservation and gardens, including seven basic principles to ensure that you save water, money and time.

Kimberley M. Knox—community outreach manager for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will be on hand to present the workshop and answer your questions. Ms. Knox is the coordinator of WSSC’s native-plant demonstration garden, member of the Beltsville Garden Club, and editor of Landscaping for Water Conservation: Xeriscape!

To Register: Please email or call Elisa Vitale at 240-487-3538, X2.

Following the workshop, CBE will hold a drawing to give away 10 60-gallon rain barrels, which will be provided to College Park residents only (must attend the workshop to be eligible and must show current proof of College Park residency (e.g., driver’s license). Note: If you received a free rain barrel at our last workshop, you are not eligible for this drawing.

After the drawing, Barry from Aquabarrel® will provide details of the assembly of the EarthMinded™ RainStation™. For more information about Aquabarrel’s products (and to see the rain barrel you may get for free), go to

Non-residents who attend the workshop may pre-purchase a rain barrel that Barry will deliver.