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Conservation of Resources In and Around the Carolina Victory Garden

August 30, 2009

Well, I am finally the proud owner of a nice big rain barrel! Full disclosure here: I did some consulting for my friends at AESOP Energy Options and in exchange they gave me a big, beautiful rain barrel. It was easily assembled and put in place in about 20 minutes, including leveling the ground and shortening the down spout, by my wonderful husband. There are other things that we do to conserve resources here in the garden including composting, waiting until the dishwasher and clothes washer are full to run them and using more energy efficient light bulbs. We switched to a front loading washer several years ago. Many years ago we had a home with a solar hot water heater. I loved the lower electric bills and the fact that we never ran out of water! The folks at AESOP are experts in many ways you can conserve our natural resources and save money at the same time. Check out their website or give Tim or Craig a call if you have questions!

My Rain Barrel

Of course, we also do a lot of recycling as well. I continue to look for other ways to conserve. How about you? What are you doing to conserve resources these days?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. sje permalink
    August 30, 2009 9:12 pm

    You might like saving water inside too. Modify your existing toilets and make them into Dual Flush with this kit:

  2. August 31, 2009 8:52 am

    Have fun with your rain barrels, hope they fill soon.

    • Lauren permalink*
      August 31, 2009 4:46 pm

      As luck would have it, we finally got a little rain today. Not much, just a little.

      Correction: I ust checked my barrel and it is full! I didn’t think we had gotten that much rain since last evening. I stand corrected.

  3. September 1, 2009 10:00 am

    Glad to see the rain barrel installed and full. One tenth rainfall on a 2000 sq. ft. roof will fill the 65 gallon rain barrel. Amazing how much rain water we don’t capture and utilize. Your plants will appreciate your efforts.

  4. September 1, 2009 8:03 pm

    Hi, Lauren-
    Good for you for getting a rain barrel. It’s amazing how quickly they’ll fill up. And you’re definitely right that our August rains have been fickle.

    Hopefully fall will be better!

    • Lauren permalink*
      September 1, 2009 8:42 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Hope youare doing well. I loved your hummingbird photos! Have just been too busy to get over to Natural Gardening to make comment. I’ll make it over soon though.

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