Large Turnout for Spring Rain Barrel Workshops

In May and June, Bluegrass Greensource hosted seven rain barrel workshops in Bourbon, Clark, Scott, and Woodford Counties, sponsored by Kentucky American Water.  Representatives from Bluegrass Greensource taught workshop participants about water conservation, its importance, and the purpose of rain barrels, as well as demonstrated for participants how to make a rain barrel. After the demonstration, each participant put together his or her own rain barrel to take home.


Thanks to generous support from Kentucky American Water, local citizens can participate in a workshop for just $10 per person. Over 140 people participated in the spring workshops.

If you are interested in learning to make your own rain barrel, Bluegrass Greensource will be hosting more rain barrel workshops this fall in Bourbon, Owen, and Scott Counties with the support of Kentucky American Water.  The dates of these workshops will be announced in early August. If you are interested in attending, please visit to get the registration information, or join our mailing list to be among the first to receive the schedule!


Vote For Your Favorite Barrel


Bluegrass Greensource will host its 11th Annual Roll Out the Rain Barrels Reception from 5-8 p.m. on June 20th. The event will take place at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Lexington’s Cheapside Park, and for the third year, will be a part of Gallery Hop.

Painted by local artists, the barrels serve as a reminder of the importance of proper stormwater management and are seen by thousands of people throughout Central Kentucky, both in person and online. Visitors can cast a vote for their favorite rain barrel and the artist who receives the most votes will win the coveted ‘Earth Artist Award.’

Join us at this year’s Roll Out the Rain Barrels Reception to see this year’s artistic rain barrels in person, meet the artists, buy a painted rain barrel and enjoy live music from the Big Maracas.

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To view and to vote for your favorite artistic rain barrel, click here.