Make your own rain barrel
Fun video on how to build a rain barrel. A great way to capture rainwater runoff from your roof, and storing it for later use in the landscape when things dry out. Rainwater harvesting has many benefits. It reduces the impact on drinking water supplies. It's free. And plants love the fact that rainwater is a clean, salt-free source of water. One inch of rain on one ft2 of catchment area (your roof) will yield 0.62 gallons.
Video produced by Texas A&M AgriLife. Visit dallas.tamu.edu/courses for a list of classes on rainwater harvesting/making a rain barrel, water efficient irrigation, native and adaptive plants, and more..