Rainwater harvesting offers many benefits to the home gardener and to the environment by conserving water while reducing soil erosion through stormwater reduction. Join Natural Resources Agent Phyllis Smith on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 10:00a.m. - noon (EST) to learn about safety considerations, proper placement, maintenance, and some different styles and features of manufactured rain barrels, as well as some DIY tips for making your own. We'll also discuss growing ornamentals and vegetables in containers, which are best suited for small scale rainwater harvesting applications.
This is a FREE virtual event hosted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center. Program content will be reflective of the climate and growing conditions of Piedmont North Carolina. Participants that attend the entire program and complete a program evaluation will be eligible for a door prize drawing to win a 50-gallon Ivy Rain Barrel (barrel cannot be shipped and must be picked up by winner at our Forsyth County, NC location). Registration required.