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VT Organics Recycling Summit: Soil & Water - The Compost Connection (March 29)

Kristin Smith

The Composting Association of Vermont and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will host the sixth annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont on Thursday, March 29th, 2012. The theme for this year’s Summit is “Soil & Water: The Compost Connection.”  The keynote speaker, Holly Wescott, is one of the founders of the Soils For Salmon initiative in Washington state. This model program has evolved over 10 years to develop practices that improve the function of soil as a way to conserve water, and to improve and protect water quality. http://www.regonline.com/VORS2012 6th AnnualVermont Organics Recycling Summit -Soil & Water: The Compost Connection Thursday, March 29, 2012 Vermont Technical College Randolph Center, Vermont Registration opens February 15th

The Summit is a one day event and hosts six workshops, equipment demonstration and exhibitors. This year’s workshops will include: current research on compost recipe development; rural and urban case studies for source separated collection; technologies for thermal heat extraction from compost; a special site manager’s workshop on stormwater management, and: a presentation and ‘how-to’ demonstration on making and using compost filter socks.

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit provides educational and technical sessions designed specifically for the production and use of compost in New England’s climate and soils. Compost is one of the most effective ways we have to improve soil structure and protect water quality. At VORS 2012 we will explore how composting and the use of compost can help Vermont communities on issues such as erosion, stormwater, conservation,s climate change and farm viability.

If you are a compost facility manager, researcher, engineer, consultant, contractor, landscaper, community leader, regulator, recycling specialist, policy maker, or educator with an interest in organics diversion, water quality, and soil health issues, please join us for a day of networking and learning March 29th at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.

Please go to www.regonline.com/VORS2012 after February 15 to register online.


Contact Roni Coleman, Coordinator 802-277-3360 ext. 102 ronic@riverstoneresolutions.com