Rainwater harvesting has multiple benefits including water conservation, the potential to lower water bills, a chemical-free source of water for flower and vegetable gardens, and the potential to reduce water pollution of our streams and rivers through stormwater runoff reduction. Join Phyllis Baker Smith, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Agent, as she discusses design features, installation, safety considerations, and care and maintenance of rain barrels and small cisterns. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by a short tour of the Forsyth County Extension Center Demonstration Garden to see how rainwater harvesting is utilized in the herb garden and pawpaw orchard.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
This is scheduled as an in-person event with registration limited to forty. Social distancing and any other COVID restrictions that may be in place at the time will be observed. Registrants will be notified of any changes.
Door prizes will include Creek Week tee shirts and a 50-gallon Ivy Rain Barrel. Participants must be pre-registered through Eventbrite, attend the entire event, and complete a post-program evaluation to be eligible for door prizes.