REAL will be selling rain barrels once again this spring.
Sale day will be Saturday June 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the REAL Deal Store. Rain barrels must be preordered online. The sale will benefit REAL’s monarch garden which is being extended this year. Please note that this sale was originally scheduled for May 9. The mushroom compost sale planned for the same day by Trinity United Church will not be taking place.
The rain barrels come from rainbarrel.ca, a Hamilton company that specializes in running fundraisers for various organizations. They use recycled, food grade barrels, so you know they are safe for your plants. Rain barrels are used to collect water from a downspout, conserving water for dry periods. Plants thrive on the air temperature, chlorine free water. A variety of colours and styles are available. Each barrel comes with a filter basket, overflow and interconnectivity outlet, overflow hose, nipple and spigot, which you can easily attach yourself. Be prepared to sit your barrel on some bricks, blocks or a platform so you can get a bucket under the tap. The terracotta or grey 220L barrels are $55.
You can place your order at https://rainbarrel.ca/realdeal/ . Due to COVID uncertainty the prepayment options of PayPal or interac e-transfer have been turned off, so you will need to bring cash the day of the sale.
Make plans to get your garden off to a good start this year with a rain barrel! If you already have one, note you can interconnect them, or buy replacement part through this sale.