Rain barrels for sale through Sept 23
Cooperative Extension in Rowan County is taking orders for 80-gallon rain barrels. Funds generated from the rain barrel sale will be used to implement Master Gardener demonstration gardens at the Agricultural Center on Old Concord Road in Salisbury.
Barrels sold are premium rain barrels that fill from any size gutter downspout through a bug proof entry cover. The barrel features a solid brass spigot which easily connects to garden or soaker hoses for vegetable or flower gardens.
There are also two overflow ports which can connect to standard water hoses diverting excess rain away from your home to nearby shrub or landscape areas.
These are heady duty barrels with ribbed sides for strength with a removable top for easy spring cleaning. Cost of the 80-gallon barrel is $100.
The deadline to order rain barrel has been extended to Sept. 23. The rain barrels will be available for pickup at the Extension Office, 2727-A, Old Concord Road in Salisbury on Sept. 28.
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