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Composting workshop offered in Cavendish

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. — CAVENDISH — The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association in conjunction with the Town of Cavendish will host a workshop specifically about composting on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the town office meeting room, 37 High Street in Cavendish. The Vermont State Legislature has passed comprehensive recycling legislation that includes mandatory rules on composting certain food waste. While these rules will not take effect for a few more months, many residents have asked for information on composting and the law.

Therefore the Cavendish Energy committee has prepared a workshop in which 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 the construction of a bin and will have several handouts showing ways to build one and several handouts on how to compost. Also presenting will be Hamilton Gillette of the Southern Windsor County 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 encourage audience questions during the presentation. Residents of Cavendish and any other town are invited to attend. It’s great for the garden, it’s great for the lawn, and it’s soon to be the law. For more info, call 802-226-7820.

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