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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Rain Barrels and Gardening: Attend Free Event this Sunday in Columbus

June 9, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Learn about rain barrels and their use in backyard gardening this Sunday, June 12, during a free educational program held at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. 

Organized by the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project, the event starts at noon and runs until 1 p.m. The Waterman Lab lies just west of the Ohio State campus; enter at the farm’s Kenny Road entrance, a half-mile north of Lane Avenue. 

The program will be led by Gene Tolliver, a rain barrel gardening expert. Additionally, there will be other master gardeners on hand to lead tours of the project’s garden and to answer vegetable gardening questions. 

Ohio State University Extension and the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are the sponsors.

Future gardening events are scheduled at the same place and time for July 10 and August 14.   

For more information, contact Annette Swanberg at 614-529-9773 or

OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.



Mauricio Espinoza