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ABC and City of Austin Host Rainwater Harvesting Facilities Tour

ABC and City of Austin Host Rainwater Harvesting Facilities Tour

As one of the largest grant recipients for the City of Austin Rainwater Harvesting Program, the American Botanical Council (ABC) will be the starting point for a citywide tour of rainwater collection facilities. On Saturday, June 5, 1999, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in conjunction with the City of Austin Water Conservation Department, this country's first International Herbal Education and Research Center will open its gates to visitors wanting to learn more about rainwater collection and the benefits of herbal plants.

Visit the historic Case Mill Homestead in East Austin at 6200 Manor Road and observe how rainwater collection provides irrigation to the newly developed herb gardens and greenhouse. Tour existing gardens and discover more about the important role ABC is playing internationally to promote the research and education of herbal medicines. Staff members will be on hand to discuss future garden designs, volunteer opportunities, and to distribute catalogs of many hard to find herbal information books sold through ABC's Herbal Education Catalog.

The American Botanical Council is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to investigate and promote the safe and effective use of medicinal plants. ABC, headquartered in Austin, Texas for more than 10 years, publishes the peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram, sponsors herbal medicinal research, and ethnobotanic tours to the Rainforest.

For more information, call 512-926-4900.