The 2022 Geauga SWCD Rain Barrel Auction Begins!

The Geauga Soil Conservation District (SWCD) is proud to roll out the barrels of their 2022 Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign!  Through this creative community initiative, local artists transform 55-gallon recycled plastic barrels into beautiful, repurposed rain barrels!  By collecting rooftop runoff for watering landscapes, lawns, and flower gardens, these decorated barrels help save water, alleviate flooding, and reduce storm water pollution.

Five talented artists have each painted a barrel that uniquely reflects Geauga County’s natural, cultural, agricultural, or historical resources.  This year’s artists and their masterpieces include: The The Goddess of the Wetlands by Julie Bell, Dusk by Yvonne Delgado Thomas, 200 Years by Bob Kolcum, Patchwork Geauga by Beth Halasz, and Edible Ohio by Florida Forreal.  These decorated rain barrels will be displayed at the Geauga SWCD office, the Geauga County Fair, and the District’s Annual Meeting on October 18th and are available for bidding at these locations or on our website until 3:00 pm Thursday, October 20th.  Be sure to check the current bid amount of each barrel prior to submitting a bid.  View all the barrels and place a bid online by visiting Geauga SWCD’s website at
Here’s your chance to finally get a unique rain barrel while helping to protect our water resources.  All proceeds will go toward the District’s education programs.  For more information visit the Geauga SWCD website at or call 440-834-1122.  A special thanks to the artists for their generosity and to Ken’s Auto Body, Inc. in Troy Township for donating their time and materials to apply protective clear sealant to the barrels.  Don’t delay, bid on a barrel today!

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