Rain barrel / Guides

Urban farming

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...rainwater collection systems with underground cisterns and pumps, or you can simply have your eaves trough drain right into a barrel. Rain barrels can easily ...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...rain barrel system © Ecohome Rain barrels are a popular way to begin rainwater harvesting, especially in urban areas. They are low cost and can be ins...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...rain barrel with a tap on the bottom for attaching a hose. They come with overflow openings at the top so several barrels can be strung together for a much gr...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...barrel - ideal for a smaller space While it's true that many plants will demand a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun per day there are several 'shade vegetabl...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...rain in a barrel for your garden, and hooking up to the city water main and sewers right in front of the house. The addition of a gas generator to power the h...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...rain barrels under downspouts to collect rainwater for lawn and garden watering where allowed. Avoid using a garden hose whenever possible. In only one hour, it...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...rainwater that falls on your roof, all that takes is a rain barrel, and an outdoor garden to make great use of it. 5. House Dimension: The shape of an...