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The Green Desk

Installing a Rain Barrel

How can I harvest rainwater to use for watering plants?

Children enjoy watering plants with rainwater collected in rain barrels using child-sized watering cans and buckets. Watering plants with harvested rainwater saves resources and is a learning opportunity. Rain barrels are inexpensive and the tools and skills required for installation are fairly basic.

Click here for an information sheet with step-by-step instructions for installing a rain barrel.