Composting, the Law and everything compostable


Saturday, May 26

10 a.m. – 12 noon


North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street

Montpelier, Vt.

Directions  to NBNC

Events are free, no registration required.

Across the Fence

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May 26

Composting, the Law and everything compostable with Cassandra Hemenway

Ready to get started composting? OR -- would you like to get some ideas for how to re-start your old compost system? The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is bringing a free backyard compost workshop to the North Branch Nature Center at 713 Elm Street in Montpelier on Saturday, May 26, from 10 am - noon.

This workshop is filling up, so please register here: //

We'll talk about how to get started, how to keep smells and animals away; we'll review a variety of different composting systems for different situations; Vermont's Universal Recycling Law and its landfill ban on food scraps starting in 2020; and we'll provide backyard compost bins for sale at half-price ($25 each). Half-priced bins are available, one-per household to workshop attendees only, only for the day of the workshop.

We will also raffle off a Green Cone, and each workshop participant will leave with a "starter kit" kitchen counter food scrap pail and a booklet about how to compost.

Pre-register now: //

Call 802-229-9383 x102 with any questions.

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About the Master Gardener Program

Central Vermont Extension Master Gardeners

North Branch Nature Center is one of our local projects. Thanks to the work of EMG Sandy Paar, North Branch Nature Center has been selected as a Pollinate New England workshop host and garden installation site. To be installed the summer of 2018.


To sign up for the course

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Extension Master Gardeners

Jeffords Building

63 Carrigan Dr

Burlington, VT 05405


State Coordinator: Beret Halverson

Program Assistant: Lisa Chouinard



Become a Master Gardener

Certified Extension Master Gardeners are trained in research-based home horticulture practices and they apply this knowledge in their communities through education based volunteer efforts. Over 3,000 Vermonters have taken the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) course since the program started in 1991 and there are currently more than 560 active volunteers.

This program may be right for you if you are …

  • Eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program
  • Eager to improve your community and volunteer as a community educator
  • Interested in environmental stewardship and willing to promote environmentally safe home horticulture practices
  • Looking forward to sharing your knowledge and experience with your community and across Vermont
  • Willing to serve as an EMG volunteer and have enough time to attend the training and volunteer annually


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