While International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) concluded on May 8, we at the LRSWMD like to keep the celebration going all month long.   The ICAW theme this year was Grow, EAT….COMPOST….Repeat, recognizing the closed-loop system of the composting process. We emulate the theme by continuing the ICAW celebration by hosting two backyard composting workshops later this month. Attendance will be limited to 20 people so please register today at  https://lrswmd.org/compost-workshop-registration/  

These workshops are free and are intended to benefit composters of all experience levels.  Different backyard options will be reviewed to determine which system will work best for your backyard. The simple science of how food scraps become compost will be discussed and the secret recipe for a successful pile will be revealed!  Trouble-shooting tips for problem piles will also be shared. See – something for composters of all ages! This Saturday’s workshop includes the BONUS activity of an optional tour of the Lamoille Soil Commercial Compost facility. 

The same workshop will be held at two different locations for the convenience of our District members. The first will be at 10:00am this Saturday, May 15 at the Lamoille Soil Composting Facility at 941 Wilson Road in Johnson. The second will be on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:45pm at the Stowe Transfer Station at 91 Dump Road. Again, attendance is limited and registration is required. Register today to create healthy soils and keep your food scraps out of the landfill and in compliance with Vermont’s Universal Recycling & Composting law. 

Backyard tips for all levels of composters at these free workshops!