The cost is $50.00. Please bring cash or a cheque made out to the Diocese of New Westminster with “Salal + Cedar” in the memo line. Barrel-making from 2 to 5pm followed by Eucharist and potluck dinner (5pm onward).
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
workshop space is limited to 10 participants, potluck and eucharist are open to all
What to bring
- 2 one-gallon garden pots, used (if you can’t find any let us know and we’ll scrounge some for you)
- Clothes to get dirty in. We’ll use silicone which is messy, sticky and does not come off
- If you have a jig saw or cordless drill let us know as this will be useful (but not necessary)
- To reduce use of reservoir water
- To reduce excessive use of storm runoff drains
- Standing water heats in the sun and your plants love the warmer water
- This water is alive (it hasn’t been treated), so it’s great for the microorganisms in soil and compost
- This water is alive and not for drinking!
- Know where your water is coming from–if your roof is old/made of toxic substances it will leach into the water
What you get
- A big blue 55 gallon rain barrel with tap, overflow hose and screened inflow
What you will still need
- Something to raise your barrel (high enough to stick a water can under the tap)
- Something to attach your barrel to your eves
- Both of these issues will be discussed and examples provided
Salal & Cedar is an alternative Christian community with a vocation for environmental justice. We seek to grow capacity and community for personal change and social change.
We aim for all our events to be welcoming to all ages, all bodies, all genders. The workshop and potluck will take place outdoors with an indoor rain option. The workshop involves the use of silicone and power tools. There is an open stream on the property. Inside the hall there is an ungendered wheelchair accessible washroom. Please let us know if you need accommodations that we have not addressed.