Now and in the future “fresh water conservation” will be an important issue.
Rainwater harvesting is the collecting and storing of water. You can collect rainwater from a roof, which is the most common method, and store it in catchment tanks, such as rain barrels.
A popular workshop offered twice a year, usually in March or April and October!
For more information and workshop dates, contact the Bell County Master Gardener Association at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in
Belton (Help Desk) 254-933-5304
Learn how to harvest/collect rain water that can be saved and later used in your garden. The workshop teaches you how to convert a 55-gallon, food grade, plastic drum into a rain barrel that can be used to harvest rain water from your roof in your own backyard. Use just one or chain them together.
For the April 24, 2021 class, the cost is $25 and will run Saturday morning from 9am to 12noon. See home page for registration information. Cost is normally, $65.00 per person which covers class materials, cost of one rain barrel and parts. Sign up and pay in advance. Mail a check made out to BCMGA to the AgriLife Extension Office 1605 N. Main St., Belton, Texas 76513. Class size is limited. Classes are usually held on a given Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Master Gardener Learning Center at the Bell County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office 1605 N. Main St., Belton, Texas 76513. For more information and workshop dates, contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at the Texas A&M AgriLife, Bell Co. Extension Service Office, 254-933-5304.
BCMGA Mission Statement
The Bell County Master Gardeners Association assists the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in providing high quality, relevant, research-based horticultural education and service to the residents of Bell County and the state of Texas through outreach, teaching, and demonstration projects. Read More