Thursday, July 09, 2009

Save the Baby Raindrops!

Saturday, July 11
1—2:30 p.m.

Save the Baby Raindrops: All About Rain Barrels and Water Management

Family Urban Gardening Series presented by Washington Gardener Magazine and the Historic Society of Washington DC

Speaker: Barry Chenkin

Learn how to use a rain barrel for rain collection and storage. For people interested in saving water and helping the environment, a rain barrel is a win-win. When it’s raining, your garden is getting the water it needs. Rain barrels come into use during periods of drought, when you would have to resort to using water from your house to water your garden. In addition to conserving water, collecting runoff from your roof stops that water from polluting your local watershed. By diverting this storm runoff from your roof into your rain barrel, you’re stopping it from picking up all those pollutants and taking them to your local stream. Urban Gardening speaker, Barry Chenkin, is a longtime resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the founder of Aquabarrel LLC, a company that specializes in personal rainwater management products such as rain barrels, downspout filters, and downspout diverters.

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FREE and open to all! (Program geared to ages 12 to Adults)

at the HSW 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square Washington, DC 20001, right across the street from the DC Convention Center at New York Ave between 7th and 8th Streets. Easy walk from both Gallery Place and Mount Vernon Square metro stations and on several major bus lines including the #70s and the Circulator.

1 comment:

jessica said...

Wow.. i like gardening..nice blog
Thanks for sharing..@@

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