From garbage to garden: Cavendish hosts composting workshop

Composting: It’s great for the garden, great for the lawn and it’s soon to be a law. The Vermont state legislature has passed comprehensive recycling legislation that includes mandatory rules on composting certain food waste.

Composting coupleThe Cavendish Community and Conservation Association, in conjunction with the Town of Cavendish, will host a workshop specifically about composting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14 in the Town Office meeting room, 37 High St., in Cavendish.

Master composter Philip Hammond will talk about why composting is worthwhile; how a compost pile works; the ways of composting; and how to make a compost bin. There will be a demonstration of one example and several handouts regarding other ways to build your own bin.

Also presenting will be Hamilton Gillette of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Solid Waste Management District. Gillette will address many of the aspects of Vermont Act 148, which mandates recycling, including the composting of food waste. The presenters will also have many handouts on the above topics and will encourage audience questions during the presentation.

Residents of Cavendish and any other town are invited to attend. For more information about the workshop, please call Cheryl Leiner at 802-226-7820.

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