Before the program:

  • Watch the video above.
  • Then register below.

Before Master Gardener Ham Gillett’s Composting Q & A session on Thursday, April 15 @ 7pm, lasso any backyard compost questions and send them to the Library (Email  programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call (802) 463-4270. Receiving questions before April 15 allows Ham the perfect opportunity to crowdsource everyone’s queries for the benefit of many in an efficient informative manner. Watching the online video about composting before sending queries, is a perfect way for both novices and pros to unearth questions they’ve always wanted to ask an expert. When sending your composting questions to Rockingham Library, make sure to also sign up for a Zoom invitation to Ham’s Q & A session (4/15 @ 7 pm). 

To help residents who want to do backyard composting, the Southern Windsor/ Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is selling Soil Saver composters. To purchase one, download and print out the order form https://www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org/uploads/5/0/4/4/50449173/website_order_form_2021.pdf and mail it in with a check. 

If you can’t print one out, call (802) 674-9235 or email mobrien@marcvt.org and a form will be mailed to you. 

A free compost bin and kitchen scrap pail will be awarded to one lucky Backyard Composting Zoom attendee on April 15.

This program is sponsored by the Rockingham Library, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Southern Windsor Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District. It is free and open to the public. 

The Dirt on Composting is part of a series: “Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change” at Rockingham Library sponsored by a grant from the American Library Association. Backyard composting is but one of many ways to build resilience in the face of climate change.  Composting food scraps in your own backyard allows landfill space to fill less quickly and reduces the release of greenhouse gases from landfills. Compost also nourishes garden soil. That’s one step closer to accessing healthy food just outside your door. 

To receive an invitation to this Zoom discussion, register by filling in this form, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call the library at 802-463-4270 and leave your phone number and email address. For those who do not have a computer, there is an alternative method of joining Zoom through a phone call. Please note that standard phone rates apply.