David Parish to teach benefits of collecting rainwater
Published: Monday, February 11, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013 09:02
SFA Gardens will host a rainwater harvesting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Agriculture Building, Room 118.
David Parish, technical assistant from Texas Agrilife Extension, will discuss the benefits of collecting rainwater, potential yields and different collection systems. Each participant will construct and take home a completed rain barrel for home use.
“The recent drought in Texas has left homeowners looking for alternatives for garden irrigation,” said Elyce Rodewald, education coordinator for SFA Gardens. “Through this workshop, participants can beat the heat and be prepared for another sunny summer in East Texas.”
The cost is $50 for SFA Gardens members and $60 for non-members. All supplies will be provided. Participants must pre-register by Thursday, Feb. 14. Make your reservations by contacting Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.