Roll Out the Barrels (for Rainwater Conservation)
Photo by Sandy Fahy
(from left) Wilma Holley, program assistant for Florida Yards & Neighborhoods at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service, is pictured with Rita Moore, Marie F. Hoke-Singer, Nadine Pazder and Extension Service volunteer Mary Ellen Warner following a recent rain barrel workshop at the PInellas County Extension Service in Largo. Participants learned how to collect rainwater frrom downspouts for later use in home landscaping, flower beds and vegetable gardens. Armed with the knowledge they gained from the free lecture, Moore, Hoke-Singer and Pazder decided to purchase and put to good use the rain barrels shown above. Did you know a 55-gallon container will fill up with approximately a half inch of rainfall?
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