As everyone knows harvesting rain water is VERY important to us!
Not only does it help stop the erosion of high flow gutters pouring into your soil but when you harvest it for later use the lack of water for a week or more it doesn't have you going OH GOSH HOW MUCH IS MY WATER BILL GOING TO BE...
You can hook up a drip system from your water barrel or even hook a hose up to it but I do neither I just fill my watering can with the skys goodness and treat my plants to it...
Anyways Ybor Saturday Market has set up to host rain water harvesting classes the last Saturday of every month starting August 27th.. there are 2 classes one from 10am - 1130am and one class 1130am - 1pm.
These classes will teach you how to set up your water barrel, use you barrel, and the importence of harvesting rain water
The class costs just $5 but if you want to purchase a standard blue barrel it will cost you a extra $35
(They do have a cool raffle at the end of each class and the winner gets a FREE barrel!)
Ybor Saturday market is at centennial park downtown ybor and before and after your classes you can shop around at their vendors that have produce(last time I was there only one vendor was local farm), breads, pastas, soaps and even to handmade baskets!
To reserve your spot in the classes contact firstname.lastname@example.org =: )