Nature by Design
There are obviously lots of things to consider when building a new home. For Brenda and Howard Chapman, one of the main considerations was creating a warm and relaxed space to welcome family and friends. But another top priority was the location of the garden. Being a master gardener, Brenda made sure the garden was […]
The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting
Learn why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it, and some important information on the legality of rain barrels in some U.S. states.
Do's & Don'ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection
Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn't know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I'm sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.
Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels
Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from Instructables.com! The Instructables editors have chosen some of our best do-it-yourself off-the-grid…
100-Year-Old Trick For Filtering Rainwater
Click Here To See The Comments Today we all rely on bottled water and tap water that only a few of us know how to filter rainwater. Learn this survival skill as an essential method for collecting clean water. RELATED: DIY Rainwater Collection System In this article: Importance of Rainwater as a Clean Water Source […]
Catch the rain - Permaculturing in Portugal
With the addition of guttering to the roofs of the buildings we’re renovating, it’s always been the intention to catch and store the rainwater runoff. It’s at this time of year, when the land is parched and the stream down to its bare minimum, that a few thousand litres can make all the difference. The […]