Garden Secrets class to focus on ‘Making a Rain Barrel’

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Keep Lewisville Beautiful will hold a free Garden Secrets class, “Saving from a Rainy Day: Making a Rain Barrel,” 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the MCL Grand theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Does your rain just run off? Divert it, save it and use it. Come learn with Texas A&M Agrilife speaker Daniel Cunningham about the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects storm water has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home while building their very own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. The cost is $50 for the supplies and seats are limited to the first 40 who RSVP.

Register online at the Water University website – just search for “Saving from a Rainy Day, Making a Rain Barrel (City of Lewisville Residents and Surrounding Communities).” For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to provide classes throughout the year as an initiative of the Lewisville 2025 vision plan. The plan can be viewed at cityoflewisville.com/Lewisville2025.

Upcoming classes include “Plant Propagation” on Aug. 16, “Fall Vegetable Gardening” on Sept. 6 and “Growing Herbs and Vegetables in Small Spaces” on Sept. 20. For a complete list of upcoming scheduled classes, please visit the KLB website keeplewisvillebeautiful.org. Class times and locations may vary from class to class, but are generally from 6 to 8 p.m.