>Green Moms Carnival is hosted by Mindful Momma this month, and they’re posting on the topic of Conserving Resources. I didn’t post far enough ahead to actively participate, but I can still contribute.
One of my favorite ways to conserve a finite resource is by using a rain barrel. In fact, I liked the rain barrel so much I bought a second one in August! Here’s a quick 3-2-1 summary of the highlights of my special water-conserving tool.
1. Set it up correctly, and it’ll water the roots, not the leaves, of the plants.
2. The water goes directly into the soil; very little evaporated.
3. It’s rain water. It doesn’t have to go through the treatment plant before it waters my garden.
1. I’m careful with the water. After all, I “harvested” this myself!
2. I use this water to rinse litter boxes and compost buckets, too.
1. It saves the potable (drinkable) water for its intended purpose: human consumption.