Have you thought about composting but weren't sure where to start, or what about rain barrels? Have you ever thought about how easy it is to collect the water that runs off the roof of your house and then be able to water plants with it? Or quite a few other things with that rain water?

Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA) is celebrating Composting Week. Yes, there is a composting week and it is held the first week in May every year, which does pretty much coincide with people getting their gardens together in the Hudson Valley.  They (the UCRRA) are doing it by raising awareness about the benefits of composting and collecting rain water.

I have collected rain water for a few years at my house. I predominantly use it to water my plants. I have often washed my hands with the water and the few times the power has gone out, I was able to use it to flush the toilets. For more uses of collected rain water, click here. 

The UCRRA is holding a composting bin and rain barrel sale. The are doing that in conjunction with giving you information about how to compost and what takes place in that barrel.

The composting supplies will need to be ordered in advance, there are no day-off sales, and this will be a drive-thru style pick-up event, where you will not need to get out of your car. The pick-up event will be held on the first day of Composting Week, May 1, 2021.

Are you a gardener who uses and makes their own compost? Do you find it useful? Was it a challenge to get started? Do you also collect rainwater?

For more information about the event or UCRRA composting programs, click here. 

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