About the Program
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program is coordinating the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op,” where artists beautify rain barrels to be auctioned off to the public.
The goal of the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op” is to help the environment by having residents bid on beautiful rain barrels that help save water and reduce rain water from entering the storm drain system, thereby preventing flooding and pollution from entering New Jersey’s lakes and streams. By engaging local artists, we hope to make rain barrels more appealing to the general public while bringing local art to a wider audience.
A rain barrel is a 55-gallon recycled food-grade container that is placed at the downspout of a roof to collect rain water. Rain barrels can also be a canvas for artists to create beautiful works of art. Through the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op,” Rutgers will partner with New Jersey artists that apply and are selected to paint rain barrels. Once rain barrels are painted and returned, they will be displayed at Rutgers Day, at Duke Farms and on the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program web site. The barrels will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder with the profit going back to the artist.
The One Barrel at a Time Co-op 2012 Program Schedule:
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