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The Water Quality Forum of Knoxville, TN, is sponsoring an artistic rain barrel contest to promote the use of rain barrels to catch roof run-off. Twenty local artists have decorated rain barrels, which are being auctioned off to raise money starting tomorrow. This one from Curtis Glover is making the rounds, but they’re all pretty awesome. Click through to the whole gallery, below. [via Boing Boing]

Rainy Day Brush-Off 2012 « Water Quality Forum

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • bastien

    Shouldn’t they have made a C-3PO rain barrel? After all, his first job was programming binary loadlifters, which are very similar to moisture vaporators, in most respects.

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