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Rain barrel classes set in Georgetown June 9-10

GEORGETOWN–Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Williamson County and Williamson County Master Gardeners are offering a Master Gardener Rainwater Specialist Training on June 9-10, according to county agent Dustin Coufal. The training will take place in the Training Room of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 3151 SE Inner Loop, in Georgetown.

This hands-on training will include the installation of a collection system and drip irrigation at an Extension/Master Gardener demonstration site. Every trainee will make a rain barrel to take home for their own use or to use as a demonstration. Each trainee will receive a shirt, power point and other materials to help them install rainwater harvesting system demonstration in their counties and teach others about rainwater harvesting. Be sure to dress appropriately for these activities. A copy of the tentative schedule is attached with the registration form with some information on hotels.

Only 30 participant spots are available for this training, so please submit your registration forms as soon as possible. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis. Payment and forms must be in the Williamson County Extension office by Friday, May 20. Contact Sally Todd at 512- 630-6008 or allybtodd@gmail.com to answer any questions or provide further information.

Once the course is complete, Master Gardener Rainwater Harvesting Specialists will be able to set up a rainwater harvesting demonstration and trainings in their counties for other Master Gardeners and for the public.


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