BMGA will build and sell a limited supply of rainwater harvesting barrels for homeowners to collect rainwater from roof runoff. The barrels are made with 55 gallon barrels and will be sold at the Plant Sale for $55.00. While not suitable for drinking water, the water collected is great for watering plants and other outdoor uses. The State of Texas encourages citizens to participate in water conservation and rainwater harvesting.
BMGA member and veteran Master Gardener Pete Berckenhoff leads this project. Pete and his team will assemble the barrels and deliver them to the Plant Sale for sale to the public. Master Gardeners wishing to assist with building the barrels should contact Pete.