Rain barrels still available
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.
The cost is $100 for an 80- gallon barrel; $90 for a 60-gallon barrel.
Deadline to order rain barrels is Monday. Customer pickup is scheduled for May 26 at the Agricultural Center on Old Concord Road in Salisbury.
Contact 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 descriptive information about the unit.