Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

Archive for Mecklenburg

Save That Rain!

Rain Barrel

Here in the drought stricken Piedmont Area of North Carolina, its raining! And if you live in the Charlotte/Matthews, NC areas, you can order a rain barrel now for pickup at the Matthews Earth Day Festival on April 26 10a-2pm. 60 gallon rain barrels (like the one shown in the video) are $85 and the 80 gallons are $100. If you would like to order your rain barrel and start saving water, send an email to HAWKNCWF@gmail.com with your name, address, phone and indicating how many and what size rain barrels you want.   And then I’ll look forward to meeting you at the Earth Day Festival on April 26th.

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Rain Barrels On Sale in Charlotte on Nov 17th

On Saturday, November 17th from 10am to noon, Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding an emergency rain barrel sale. No orders will be taken so its “first come, first served” at the Hal Marshall Building at 700 North Tryon in uptown Charlotte. 60 gallon rain barrels (like the one in the rain barrel video) will be $85 and 80 gallon barrels are $100. Cash or check is due at the time of pickup. Don’t be caught without a barrel next time it rains!!!