Free Community Food Scrap Composting Training in Charlotte

The training is free and open to the public. Please register at

When: Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, followed by an optional tour of the CCS Community Compost shed

Where: Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Community composting offers a local option for recycling food scraps and garden/yard materials, putting these valuable resources to good use, and keeping them out of landfills. You can help build healthy soils, right where you live!  Small compost systems can be established at homes, in neighborhoods, at community gardens, CSA’s, farms, or schools, or at other locations, such as churches, senior centers, Town Halls or libraries.  Residents will learn about collaborative composting (it can be easier than solo home composting!), and how using compost products can benefit their community.

This training is designed to help people and communities determine the composting system that will best meet their goals for collecting and composting food scraps. Participants will gain the knowledge to: choose the best system for their site; manage composting basics; safely collect food scraps; accumulate and store carbon sources; communicate “work flow” with family or fellow composters; and more.

First day of food scrap collection at the Ludlow Area Community Garden

Training Overview:

  • The “what” and “why” of community composting
  • Community-driven goals
  • Compost system options, siting, set up, winter preparation
  • Composting basics: inputs & outputs, system management
  • Gathering needed materials: sourcing, quality, community engagement & training
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • Hands-on exercises

For more information, contact: Natasha Duarte, or 802-373-6499

Refreshments will be provided; please bring a brown bag lunch, water bottle, and drink mug.

Sponsored by Northeast Recycling Council, Composting Association of Vermont, Town of Charlotte, Charlotte Library, Champlain Valley Cohousing; with funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

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