rain barrel brief

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cooperative Extension selling rain barrels
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is selling rain barrels. The barrels are heavy duty commercial grade polyethylene with a brass spigot, stainless steel screen and overflow valves.
These barrels are designed to collect rain water from gutters to irrigate shrubs and other plant materials during extended periods of drought. Costs: $90 for an 80-gallon barrel; $80 for a 60-gallon barrel.
Deadline to order rain barrels is March 5,with pick-up tentatively scheduled for March 13 at the Ag Center on Old Concord Road.
Contact the Cooperative Extension Service at 704-216-8970 or darrell_blackwelder@ncsu.edu to place an order or visit the Rowan County Master Gardener Web site at www.rowanmastergardener.com for more information.