Ohio Weekly Roundup
When It Rains, It Pours
Earth Day is coming up next week, and a few Ohio breweries are keeping their fingers crossed for rain. OK, well, maybe not specifically during operating hours, but they do want to help people start harvesting rainwater to use in their homes and gardens.
Rhinegeist is hosting a rain barrel workshop on Thursday, April 21 in their Over-the-Rhine taproom. Led by the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of repurposing food-grade plastic drums to collect rainwater. The cost of admission to the event includes a 55-gallon barrel provided by Rhinegeist. Space is limited, so reserve your spot ASAP at civicgardencenter.org.
Making It (for) Rain
If you’re not local to the Cincinnati area or you’re more of the do-it-yourself sort, HiHO Brewing is here to help you out with your rainwater harvesting goals. On Earth Day – Friday, April 22 – HiHO will post an Instagram reel video showing you how to create your own rain barrel at home with inexpensive materials. In addition to the step-by-step demonstration, they’ll also cover some important topics of rain barrel implementation, such as water overflow, rerouting and safety. Give HiHO a follow to make sure you catch this video: instagram.com/hihobrewingco
You can also join the HiHO crew as they head out for their annual Gorge Metro Park clean up on Sunday, April 24. The brewery will provide emptied grain bags for picking up trash along the Gorge Trail. At the conclusion of the clean up event, head over to the HiHO taproom to share a pint with your fellow eco advocates! Details at facebook.com/hihobrewingco