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Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens & Solving Water Issues In Your Yard

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this 1 p.m. workshop, Jim Kleinwachter will show you how rain barrels and rain gardens work and how to install them to capture the valuable water resource that falls on your land. He will also show ways to put the rainwater to good use or to solve water problems with a nature-friendly habitat in your backyard.

The presentation will be followed at 2 p.m. with a tour of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, the headquarters of The Conservation Foundation. The Farm, a showplace of conservation in action, features on-the-ground examples of rain and butterfly gardens, rainwater harvesting, solar and wind energy, permeable paving, and native plants.

Rain barrels will be available for purchase for $65 each. These rain barrels are repurposed, recycled, and recyclable and come equipped with spigots, screens to prevent mosquito breeding, and overflow valves.

The workshop and tour are free but registration is required.

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