Virtual Learning Opportunities

We will not be hosting How To Backyard Compost workshops this year but several of our neighbors and colleagues have gone virtual with their workshops.  Review one of the resources below to increase your composting confidence. 

Visit the LRSWMD Act 148 Resource Library to find helpful documents about the law for residents, landlords, a list of local food scrap haulers, webinars on how to compost, and much more.

UVM Extension

Master Composter Course topics include: Soil and Decomposition Ecology, Biology of Composting, Recipe Design, Disease Control, Site, and Container Selection, VT Act 148, Managing the Compost Process, Troubleshooting, Educational Outreach, Worm Composting

This course is offered online with a flexible schedule option and three tracks!


Creating Pollinator Friendly Landscapes in Vermont: Learn to use Integrated Pest Management strategies to attract pollinators and reduce pesticide use in your garden! This is a self-paced course for small landowners and home gardeners in Vermont. For more information or to enroll please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  https://catalog.extension.org/product?catalog=VT-PollinatorLandscapes


Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District


Compost Basics: a Free CVSWMD Webinar:  Love Food, Hate Waste? This workshop will show you some easy ways to get started composting and do it successfully, and we’ll review other ways to keep your foodscraps out of the trash. You’ll learn strategies for jump-starting an old pile, and how to keep smells down, and animals out.


Addison County Solid Waste Management District

Recorded workshop: https://bit.ly/2WV2uTQ


Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District

Recorded workshop and other information: http://nekwmd.org/backyard.html


Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Great resources and a recorded webinar here!: https://ilsr.org/home-composting/


Stop Waste

Quick video on basics for how to start a backyard pile: https://youtu.be/po0a_VS7F0whttps://youtu.be/po0a_VS7F0w



Information Updated: FALL 2020