A Guest Column by Jackie and Peter Hull When we first moved to Virginia fifteen years ago, we had no idea that the entire state was in a drought which had been ongoing for a couple of years. In order to help water the garden we wanted to grow, we decided to construct rain barrels. […]
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How ironic that many homeowners don’t harvest the rain that falls on their property, yet they buy water to irrigate their lawn and garden. Harvest free water by using rain barrels and rain gardens.
Many homeowners harvest beans, squash, and tomatoes from their garden. Some collect delicious eggs from a small backyard flock. Too few harvest one of life’s free necessities – Rain Water! We set up five rain barrels at Winding Pathways a few years ago. They are so handy we don’t know why we didn’t start harvesting […]