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Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens & Other Water Conservation Practices

March 24, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens & Other Water Conservation Practices

Sunday, March 24, 2024
1:00 — 3:00pm

 

McDonald Farm
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565

 

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In this workshop, Jim Kleinwachter will show you how rain barrels and rain gardens work and how to install them to capture the valuable water resource that falls on your land. He will also show ways to put the rainwater to good use or to solve water problems with a nature-friendly habitat in your backyard.

 

The presentation will be followed at 2:00pm with a tour of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, an organic vegetable farm as well as the headquarters of The Conservation Foundation. The farm, as a showplace of conservation in action, features on-the-ground examples of rain and butterfly gardens, rainwater harvesting, solar and wind energy, permeable paving, and native plants.

 

Rain barrels will be available for purchase for $69.50 each. Pre-order your rain barrel and pick it up at the farm the day of the event. These rain barrels are repurposed food grade plastic barrels that are equipped with spigots, screens to prevent mosquito breeding, and overflow valves.

 

Preorder Your Rain Barrel Here

 

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March 24, 2024
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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McDonald Farm
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565 United States
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