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.
Installing a rain barrel at a childcare center in North Carolina.
Child-sized buckets sit near a rain barrel ready for the next watering.
A child enjoys filling a watering can with rainwater and watering plants.
A rain barrel is tucked within a perennial garden.