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Cavendish to host workshop on composting

Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. — CAVENDISH — It’s great for the garden and it’s great for the lawn. Also, composting is soon to be the law. The Vermont State Legislature has passed comprehensive recycling legislation that includes mandatory rules on composting certain food waste. The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association in conjunction with the Town of Cavendish will host a workshop specifically about composting on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the town office meeting room, 37 High Street 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. He will demonstrate one example and will have several handouts showing other ways to build them. Also presenting will be Hamilton Gillette of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Solid Waste Management District who 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 and they encourage audience questions during the presentation. Residents of Cavendish and any other town are invited to attend.

For more info, call Cheryl Leiner at 802-226-7820.

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