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Rain barrel workshop scheduled in Lyndon

022216-rain-barrelWant to capture rain water for watering your plants but need some expertise and a cost efficient barrel?  The Frontier Extension District will be hosting a rain barrel making workshop at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Lyndon Extension Office, 128 W. 15th St., Presenters will be Shannon Blocker, Frontier Extension District horticulture agent, and the Frontier Extension District Master Gardeners.

Participants will construct and take home a rain barrel made from a plastic 55-gallon drum. They will also learn how to modify their guttering system, prevent mosquito issues, and expand the storage capacity by adding additional barrels. The cost of the workshop is $30, which covers cost for the rain barrel construction supplies, and is payable at the door.  Commercial-made rain barrels are usually twice to three times this cost.

This workshop will also be offered in Ottawa, on March 10, and Garnett, March 24. Interested persons must register by Monday, Feb. 29, indicating the Lyndon location, by calling 785-448-6826, emailing [email protected], or online at www.frontierdistrict.k-state.edu/lawn-garden/. There is a limit of 12 participants per location.

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