Rainwater Harvesting Program
October 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
The Brazos Valley has been living under a heat dome this summer. No appreciable rain has fallen since early July. Rainwater harvesting is a valuable tool to help capture and store rainwater to irrigate gardens when rainwater is in scarce supply.
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, Brazos County Master Gardeners will present a program about collecting rainwater for garden use, including an opportunity to build your own rain barrel and take it home.
There will be short talk explaining Harvesting rainwater including “How to Hook up your Rain barrel” and “Alternative Rainwater Harvesting Techniques.” In addition, there will be information centers including Jennifer Nations, College Station Water Resource Coordinator; How to make a rain chain; and Brazos County Master Gardeners to answer general gardening questions. Master Gardeners will be available to assist with the assembly of rainwater barrels.
Seating is limited so everyone must register through Eventbrite. www.eventbrite.com/rainwaterharvestingworkshop
There is no charge for the program, but If you wish to make a rain barrel, you will need to pay $35 to cover supplies.
Each household is limited to one rain barrel. No childcare or children’s activities will be available.
Americans with Disabilities – Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodations to participate in any Extension activities are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office at (979) 823-0129 on or before Oct. 7 to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.