3.05.2013

Tuesday Tip: Think spring, Think Green

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One of the many ways to save money on fruits and vegetables is to have a garden each year. You can reap so many rewards from growing and caring for your own foods. I will be starting a Garden series in the spring with my journey as I plant my first garden on my own:)
I wanted to share with you a local workshop that lets you create a rain barrel!


Fairview's 3rd Annual Rain Barrel Workshop on April 13

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 26, 2013) – The third annual Rain Barrel Workshop at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 100 families have participated in past workshops. The rain barrel workshop provides individuals and families an opportunity to complete the simple assembly of a rain barrel kit and learn more about conservation and water recycling. Admission is free; the cost of each rain barrel kit is $40. Pre-registration is requested so that sufficient materials will be available for everyone wishing to assemble a rain barrel. Only cash will be accepted for the purchase of materials. To pre-register, contact Darlene Reid by email at reiddar@wcps.k12.md.us. The registration deadline is April 8.
To get to Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview, take Exit 18 off Interstate 70 at Clear Spring. Go north into Clear Spring on Maryland Route 68 and turn left on U.S. Route 40. Continue one block and turn right at the traffic light on Martin Street. At the end of Martin Street, turn right on Broadfording Road and travel approximately 100 yards. Turn left on Draper Road. The entrance to Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview is about 1/3 of a mile from this intersection on the left.

Just to put this into perspective, purchasing your own kit would run anywhere from $90.00-$200.00! For $40.00 you will be instructed on how to assemble, maintain, and learn about water recycling!

I Will be there! I hope to see all you inspiring and professional gardeners there too!