Master Gardeners Teach Rainwater Harvesting and Composting

Master Gardener Brad Ackerman explains the water cycle. Photo: KCMGA.

Texas Agrilife Extension, Kaufman County Master Gardeners held an educational program on Saturday, November 9, 2009, from 9 am to 11 am at the Extension Office. Rainwater harvesting was taught by Master Gardener Brad Ackerman, who also demonstrated how to make a rain barrel and helped participants build barrels.

Master Gardener Nancy Bowman explained composting and discussed what can and cannot be composted, as well as describing some DIY bins for home use.

MG Brad Ackerman dirlls a hole int the to of a rain barrel. Photo: KCMGA.
MG Brad Ackerman dirlls a hole int the to of a rain barrel. Photo: KCMGA.
Participant installs filtering screen over opening in top of rain barrel. Photo: KCMGA.
Participant installs filtering screen over opening in top of rain barrel. Photo: KCMGA.
Participants at rainwater harvesting class work on their rain barrels. Photo; KCMGA.
Participants at rainwater harvesting class work on their rain barrels. Photo; KCMGA.

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