Are you an active gardener looking for ways to reduce your impact on the local environment? Rain barrels are a great, accessible place to start! Join me for a quick conversation about the known – and perhaps less known – benefits of using rain barrels around your home.
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Mike’s shed rain barrel solution
Lean-to of leftover project wood, one piece of corrugated roofing, one piece of eaves, and a downspout extender; the rain barrel itself is a garbage can with a faucet caulked near the base and the lid turned upside down with a hole to create the screened intake. Total project cost ~$100.