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By: Build A Barrel  09-12-2011
Keywords: Rain Barrels, Rain Barrel, Gold Fish

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28 March 2009

Spring is finally here. I can tell because the requests for rain barrels and rain barrel information have been pouring in.
This year we have a few goals that we hope to accomplish:

We want to get instructions and maybe even a video up that will show how we go about building our rain barrels.
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21 July 2008

 I have read a bit about people putting a 1″ gold fish in their rain barrels and having it grow to 6″ long. There is also the added bonus that they eat mosquito larvae as well! We don’t have mosquito problems with our barrels but the idea of having fish living in there was too [..]

3 June 2008

This post is not rain barrel related, it is a plug for a great event that happens twice a year in Ottawa.
Give Away Weekend - Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2008
Give Away Weekend is when you put any useful, unwanted items at the end of your driveway to give away to whomever wants [..]

Keywords: Gold Fish, Mosquito Larvae, Mosquito Problems, Rain Barrel, Rain Barrels,

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09-12-2011

Find barrels | Build A Rain Barrel

This is a plug for a person/company who is one making a difference when it comes to making recycled rain barrels available to the general public. We have 2 rain barrels available for sale right now that are left over from a batch that we built for some people.220 L rain barrel. A friend of our wrote us about Earthwork Recycling.They offer wide range of plastic and metal food grade barrels in Spokane WA.


09-12-2011

Rain Barrel Designs | Build A Rain Barrel

As of a result of our experimentation we have determined that for our use, the 55 Gallon olive barrels are the best option for the do it yourself rain barrel builder. We decided that the fish would be better off as one big happy family in one big barrel so we transferred them from the smaller clean barrel. A few weeks ago I decided that it would be a good exercise to try out some different rain barrel designs.


09-12-2011

Organic Gardening | Build A Rain Barrel

While teaching in Guelph this teacher and his students went for a field trip where they took a tour of a working organic farm and built rain barrels on a volunteer. A couple of days ago I received a request from a teacher in Calgary who is looking for good learning experience for his students. This year we have decided to do things a bit differently.We received the book “Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew.


09-12-2011

Rain Barrel Business | Build A Rain Barrel

While teaching in Guelph this teacher and his students went for a field trip where they took a tour of a working organic farm and built rain barrels on a volunteer. A couple of days ago I received a request from a teacher in Calgary who is looking for good learning experience for his students. Archive for 'Rain Barrel Business.


09-12-2011

Uncategorized | Build A Rain Barrel

75 each.These rain barrels are built from mostly recycled materials in the true spirit of reuse and conservation. Then I became more interested in the beauty, low maintenance, and ecological benefits of native plants. I use as many recycled materials as possible so our barrels will have some cosmetic imperfections. I get quite a few requests and info passed on to me from Hamilton. It must be a hotbed for water conservation.


09-12-2011

Rain Barrels General | Build A Rain Barrel

While teaching in Guelph this teacher and his students went for a field trip where they took a tour of a working organic farm and built rain barrels on a volunteer. The big news in Ottawa this week is the water use restrictions that have been placed on residents in Barrhaven, Manotick and other parts of Ottawa’s south end.