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Ladybug rain barrel
This ladybug-themed rain barrel was the first one we built at Extension!

Our next event is a rain barrel workshop, held in conjunction with the City of Pensacola. Why use a rain barrel? These 58-gallon food grade barrels can be installed to capture rainwater off your roof and reused in a garden or yard. During a 1-inch rainstorm, a typical home can produce 600 gallons of runoff! With all of the rain we get in northwest Florida, there’s no point in paying twice for a free resource. In addition, rain barrels help reduce the amount of stormwater runoff contributing to water pollution.

The workshop will meet at Bayview Park, 9 am on Saturday, June 30 for a short presentation, then build the barrels. Cost is just $55, which covers the supplies provided. To register, contact Jessica Bell at or 850-435-1673.


Posted: June 28, 2012

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Water
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Water Conservation

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