NACOGDOCHES, Texas - SFA Gardens will host a rainwater harvesting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Agriculture Building Room 118, 1924 Wilson Drive, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Join David Parish, technical assistant from Texas Agrilife Extension, to learn the benefits of collecting rainwater, potential yields and different collection systems. Each participant will construct and take home a completed rain barrel for home use.

"The recent drought in Texas has left homeowners looking for alternatives for garden irrigation," said Elyce Rodewald, education coordinator for SFA Gardens. "Through this workshop, participants can beat the heat and be prepared for another sunny summer in East Texas."

The cost is $50 for SFA Gardens members and $60 for non-members. All supplies will be provided. Participants must pre-register by Thursday, Feb. 14. Make your reservations by contacting Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or