The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is inviting interested people to come learn about rain barrels and take advantage of the water nature provides by capturing rain in a food-grade barrel or cistern.
Cooperative Extension Agent Joanna Radford said harvesting rainwater is great for plants, can lower the water bill and reduces runoff from property. A short program will cover basic components and common installation problems.
The first workshop is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pilot Mountain Pride Storefront on Market Street, Mount Airy. The second workshop was set for Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Elkin Farmers Market in the Town Hall Parking Lot.
The speaker for the workshops will be Extension Master Gardener Joe Sloope, and there is no charge for the workshops. They are designed to teach people how to make their own rain barrel.