Rainwater Catchment Workshop this Friday

Illustration from Self-Sufficient Blog.
Better Farm on Friday will host a "Rainwater Catchment Systems", a two-hour workshop about harvesting rainwater for irrigation or non-potable water, from 1-3 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will learn about various methods for catching rainwater including commercial set-ups and simple systems anyone can use. Attendees will then put their know-how to use by installing a simple catchment system that will be hooked up to sink in Better Farm's Art Barn.

There is a suggested $10 donation for any workshops scheduled at Better Farm to cover basic material costs. Pre-registration is required! Please contact us at info@betterfarm.org or (315) 482-2536 with any questions or to pre-register. For Better Farm's full summer workshop schedule, click here. For a listing of arts-related events and workshops, click here.

Here's a quick list of the other workshops we have slated here in the next week:

Fundamentals of Violin
All Ages
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 16
In this workshops, students will learn proper technique on violin, finger positions, and basic scales. Instructor will be available at the conclusion of the series to sign people up for private instruction if desired.
Instructor: Brian Purwin is a professional violinist and pianist living in Redwood, N.Y.Cost: Free
Note: Pre-register by e-mailing info@betterarts.org or calling (315) 482-2536. When you pre-register, let us know if you need to borrow a violin! Free, day-long rentals are being made available through a partnership with Trillium Performing Arts Center.

Intro to Guitar
All Ages
1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 16
In this course students will learn basic chord progressions, finger positionings, and a song with music to take home. Each participant must come to workshop with his or her own guitar and strings.
Instructor: Chad Darou has been playing music since he was 8. He has played dobro on stage and in studio with such greats as Bill Keith, Bill Harrell, Frank Wakefield, The Gibson Brothers, Dan Tyminski, Lonesome River Band, Dell Reeves, Bill Anderson, Ray Legere and the Abrams Brothers.
Cost: Free
Note: Pre-register by e-mailing info@betterarts.org or calling (315) 482-2536.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle
All ages
6 p.m. Monday, June 18
People are invited to bring their ongoing knitting and crochet projects to work on. Instructor will be available to answer questions and provide support. Those interested in learning how to knit and/or crochet are invited to sit in with their questions. Yarn and needles will be avaiable for those who do not have their own.
Instructor: Theresa McDonald
Cost: Free
Note: Pre-register by e-mailing info@betterarts.org or calling (315) 482-2536. When you pre-register, please let us know if you'll be bringing your own yarns and needles or if you need us to provide them.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.