Date(s) - 04/30/2018-05/02/2018
9:30 am-3:00 pm
Master Gardeners have a tremendous opportunity through all their networks to provide homeowners and landowners with unbiased research based information they can understand and use immediately to conserve water and irrigate with rainwater to maintain a beautiful landscape, grow vegetables, keep a shade tree alive, reduce demand on water treatment plants and aquifers, prevent runoff and erosion and slowly apply the rainwater into the ground instead of rainwater runoff creating erosion and pollution. Rainwater harvesting or creating a rain garden is also a stormwater management practice.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will train you to share this information with other Master Gardeners, homeowners and landowners through presentations and demonstrations. The training will teach you about rainwater harvesting from 55 gallon rain barrels up to large home or commercial systems, explain how to hold a rain barrel class in your county, work with water utility providers, groundwater conservation districts, stormwater departments, groups in your county and provide the support you need to teach others.
Some cities and water utilities are offer rebates for rainwater harvesting.
Master Gardener Specialists – Rainwater Harvesting will volunteer 20 hours above their current volunteer obligation, train Master Gardeners in their county, present the information to at least 3 other groups and set up a demonstration in their county with our help.