Get a barrel of fun out of helping the planet by buying 55-gallon rain barrels converted from repurposed pickle containers.
The program is through Haywood Waterways, the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.
Rain barrels can catch rain running off your roof and be used to water your yard. Each barrel has connections for a garden hose, overflow pipes or to connect several of them in a series. The barrels also have a screen to prevent mosquitoes from getting in, along with tops that can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Each barrel is being sold for $75 plus tax, with proceeds benefiting the organizations involved. Display models can be seen at the chamber, the cooperative extension office and the Waynesville Fly Shop.