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May 09, 2008

More drought-related information is available

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ multi-media response to drought conditions — both through Cooperative Extension offices and academic departments — has been rapid and reliable.

Here are some examples:

• UNC-TV’s Almanac Gardener features drought-related segments during its 2008 25th anniversary season: www.unctv.org/gardener

• Rain barrel information, including how to make one: www.unctv.org/gardener/rainbarrel.html

• The College’s “Making a Difference” drought information page with CALS-generated stories and links, written and produced by the Communication Services Department: www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/difference/drought

• How we use our water:

• Water harvesting: www.ncsu.edu/project/calscommblogs/news/archives/2008/02/experts_offer_r.html

• Weathering the drought in the landscape: www.ncsu.edu/project/calscommblogs/news/archives/2008/02/weathering_the.html

From the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
• Cisterns, including a computer model to determine the right size for various situations: www.ncsu.edu/project/calscommblogs/news/archives/2008/02/weathering_the.html

• What rain gardens are and how they work: www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/bioretention

• How to build a backyard rain garden: www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/raingarden

-A. Latham

Posted by Art at May 9, 2008 10:00 AM