Rain barrels on sale through consortium

The annual Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium Ivy Rain Barrel sale is going on now.

Rain barrel

This Ivy rain barrel is set to capture 50 gallons of rain. Tony Bertauski

To purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel online for $68, go to https://bit.ly/2rgpz5H. The deadline to place online orders is 11 p.m. May 27.

Rain barrel pickup dates include June 1 in Summerville and June 2 in North Charleston. 

Earth Day celebration set April 21

Plants for the Earth: An Earth Day celebration is scheduled at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 at the Coastal Education and Research Center 2865 Savannah Highway in Charleston.

The event will feature garden lectures and Master Gardener Plant Sale. The plant sale area opens at 10 a.m. with locally propagated and commercially grown plants and gardening books for sale.

Garden lectures include "Identifying and Promoting Beneficial Insects in Your Garden," "Creative Container Gardening" and "Putting Native Plants to Work in the Home Landscape"

Space for garden lectures is limited. The cost is $20. To register online and for tickets, go to https://bit.ly/2GhOhH0.

— Staff report

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