August 21, 2011
Staff Photo: John Bohn Sydney Pruehs, age 9, a 4th grade student at Pharr Elementary School in Snellville waters a vegetable and wild flower garden. The school is going green by using a rainwater collection system to water their vegetable and flower garden. A rainwater collection unit on the roof of the school stores water in a 600 gallon container, connected to a solar powered water pump which delivers water to the garden.
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With the help of captured rainwater, students of a Snellville Elementary School are learning about growing vegetables. The school's principal, however, said the lesson doesn't end there.