Rain Harvesting

Rain Harvesting

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

We all take water for granted. Rarely does one consider water a precious commodity, even in West Texas. Yet with the demands of an increasing population and a limited supply, insuring that future generations will have adequate supplies at a reasonable cost is something we must address today according to the presenters of a free workshop at the Abilene Public Library. With “Rainwater Harvesting” Taylor County Extension Service Master Gardeners and rainwater specialists Dennis Boeshart, Jo Rake and Patty Esposito will talk about what we as homeowners can do to conserve and protect our water resources and at the same time save money. The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 7 in the Main Library’s second floor auditorium at 202 Cedar Street.The presenters will cover why we should be concerned about rainwater capture, how to create rainwater barrels and how to distribute the water through homemade irrigation systems. All lead to efficiently using rainwater, reducing the demands for fertilizer and chemical inputs and improving plant vigor. Learn how rainwater can sustain a more environmentally-conscious landscape while saving you money.The rainwater specialists will also cover how to create a rain garden in your landscape, irrigation of bedding areas and how to attract wildlife using rainwater harvesting features.Master Gardeners who serve as Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation Efficiency Specialists have received specialized training and are certified trainers on this topic. for more information, contact Dennis Miller, 325-676-6026dennis.miller@abilenetx.com