Rainwater harvesting workshop set for April 13 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Brandon Boughen, 806-373-0713, bwboughen@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – A rainwater harvesting workshop will be held April 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Potter County, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave., Amarillo.

This course will provide an overview of rainwater harvesting, its uses and applicability to conserving rainfall as a natural resource, said Brandon Boughen, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resource agent for Potter County.

The workshop will begin with registration at 2:30 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m. Cost of the workshop will be $15, payable at the door, and preregistration is recommended, Boughen said.

Concepts and techniques Boughen will introduce are passive and active rainwater harvesting, including rain gardens, landscape design, rain barrels, sanitation and maintenance. He also will discuss use of rainwater for wildlife, livestock, pets, landscape and vegetable production, and in-home use.

Everyone attending the workshop will have the opportunity to see a rainwater barrel built and may purchase as many harvesting barrels as they need, Boughen said.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Boughen at 806-373-0713.

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