Rain barrels benefit the environment by reducing the amount of rainwater runoff from our roofs. Rainwater runoff is a huge problem in urban and suburban areas, polluting our waterways with fertilizers, pesticides and other contaminants. Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It's a great way to conserve water and it's free water for use in your landscape! Our school sells rain barrels to the public as a fundraiser, but also as way to give back to our environment through our Green School Initiative. Please feel free to call the Roundhouse at 301-766-8138 for more information.
Rain Barrel Update:
Pictured is Jodie Murphy, her daughter Paige, and son, Owen. Today they came by Fairview to purchase a rain barrel for an upcoming event that is held each year in Boonsboro called Greenfest. You can read more about this event by clicking on the link below.
Jodie and her husband, Dan, along with their children, Paige, and Owen are members of the Boonsboro community. Paige is the fourth grade at Rockland Woods Elementary while Owen is in the third grade. Paige is a member of Rockland Wood's Green Club, which is headed by Lorna Burdick, a teacher at that school. Rockland Woods is also a MAEOE certified Green School. More can be read about Rockland's Green School Club and Green Schools in Maryland by visiting the following websites.
Fairview sold ten rain barrels this week to Jodie and other members of Greenfest who will be working on a water conservation/ reduce/ re-use/ recycle stand stand during the event which will be held this Spring. The stand and display will also integrate art, as rain barrels will be painted creatively by patrons. We are grateful to families in the Boonsboro and tri-state area who continue to support our rain barrel sales at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview. Our prices are fantastic and the design is simple. If you know of someone who is in the need of a fully functional rain barrel kit, please direct them to Fairview at the following phone number (301-766-8138) or to the directions on the map below.