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Rain Barrel Workshop to be Held July 28

Sustainable Lawrence to hold the event at the Lawrence Nature Center on Drexel Avenue.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release from Sustainable Lawrence.

On Saturday, July 28, at the , 481 Drexel Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. you can learn all about Rain Barrels and how to build one for your garden.

The fee is $50, which includes all materials, barrel, and take home instructions for installation.

A rain barrel is placed under a gutter’s downspout next to a house, garage, or shed to collect rain water from the roof.

The barrel holds about 50 gallons of water which can be used to water your lawn, flowers, shrubs, and trees. Rain water harvesting can help save money on your water bill, prevent basement flooding, and reduce flooding in local rivers and streams.

Participants will be shown step by step how to build their own rain barrel and will learn to install it at home.

Call Sustainable Lawrence at (609) 731-1818 to register or visit us on line at www.SustainableLawrence.org.

Eliza Perry July 20, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I think rain barrels are a great initiative, although $50 seems a little pricey. For under 30 bucks you can get an entire diy kit here: http://www.rainbarrelparts.com/product_rbpEM_RSP_kits_rectangular.php. It's the one I use so I know it's good.

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