We discussed rain barrels last Summer. Let's revisit the topic.Read more HERE
Rain Barrels Redux
Rain barrels 'an easy way to go green' in garden
BY MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Robin Blair does what she can to help her plants thrive. She plants them in good soil and keeps the weeds away. She also waters them regularly with rainwater captured in barrels in the yard of her Shrewsbury, N.J., home...
..."Rainwater is void of chemicals. It's kinder to plants and landscaping," says Blair, who has two rain barrels and a cistern tied into her gutter system. "Water is a precious resource. Why not collect rainwater and reuse it?"...
...Rain-barrel use and classes are on the rise around the country, according to gardening and conservation experts. Although the concept of capturing and reusing rainwater has existed for thousands of years, many gardeners and environmentalists are revisiting it because of concerns about storm-water runoff and water conservation....And our very own Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (BRWC) presents:
Inverted, these will be used at the Mountain Community Center as a part of a demonstration project (funded by a grant from the DEP) to show how individuals can control stormwater runoff in a neighborly way. Be sure to check out (and join in) the BRWC's facebook page. Our website, http://blueridgewatershed.org/, will soon be full of helpful hints and oodles of information.
Do I foresee a barrel painting contest in the future?