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Holiday Gift Ideas from Cooperative Extension

Rain Barrels

Rain barrelBuncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available for sale. Each barrel comes with complete fittings and installation instructions and cost $110 plus tax. Cash or checks are accepted. Call 255-5522 to reserve one, or come by the office at 94 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.

Garden Guides

“A Gardening Guide for Our Mountains” offers a wealth of gardening information for the area. It contains a helpful monthly “To Do” list as well as information on waterwise gardening, firewise landscaping, preparing your garden for winter, growing fruits and vegetables, flower and herb gardening, composting, mulching, caring for trees and shrubs and more. The ultimate gardening resource for any gardener!

Pick one up at the office for $10 cash or check or order one online with a credit card ($12 including postage).