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Posted on: January 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Learn About Rain Barrels and Water Conservation for the Home

Cape May Court House – Would you like to learn how to conserve rain water and minimize storm water run-off on your property? Are you concerned about the amount of water you are using to water plants? If you have a downspout, then maybe a rain barrel is just the thing you need to get started. The Rain Barrels and Water Conservation for the Home workshop presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Courthouse - South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

The presenter will be Kristen Andrada, AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador. At this workshop, the first in the 2019 series, "Garden & Grow,” participants will learn why we should use rain barrels, how to build a rain barrel, and how to maintain a rain barrel.

The goal of this series is to teach locals how to improve or expand their home gardens in new ways. Jenny S. Carleo, County Agent, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, said, “We are delighted to partner with our New Jersey Watershed Ambassador to present this worthwhile program that not only helps local gardeners but aids in conservation as well.”

This is a beginner class, therefore, no experience is needed. The cost to attend is $50 for participants who attend the workshop, have dinner and go home with a rain barrel or $15 for the workshop and dinner only. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. Registration is limited to 20, so please register early at For more information, please contact us at 609-465-5115, ext. 3607.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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