Composting Workshop

Composting Workshop Tuesday April 10th at 7 pmschool camera June 2012 262

The chilly weather will not discourage us from thinking about spring! We’ve scheduled the first in a series of workshops for home gardeners, this one presented by Farm-to-Community mentors from the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT).
“Compost in Your Backyard”  will be held on Tuesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. at the town library. Come to learn the basics of composting, and then see a variety of proven methods for setting up a simple backyard compost system. Presenters will share resources, discuss what can be composted at home, and share ways to make a compost system work for everyone. They will bring hands-on displays (but “don’t worry – nothing stinky”) and hand-outs for participants to take home.
With the deadline approaching for Vermont’s Act 148 Universal Recycling & Composting Law (by 2020, residential food scraps and organic waste will be banned from the landfill), this is a perfect time for experimenting to figure out best practices for managing your own household organic waste. According to the VT Department of Environmental Conservation, “Food scraps make up nearly 1/3 of the total waste a typical Vermont family generates at home… Food scraps and leaf and yard wastes represent valuable resources that can be re-used in many products, such as compost, garden mulch and animal bedding.” Compost is particularly useful as a soil amendment.
It’s also a perfect time to borrow some garden books! Free and open to all. Accessible entrance and parking is on the west side. For more info call us at 468-5574.

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