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Contact: Lynn Rubinstein,, 802-254-3636
Date: September 23, 2020

Community Composting Resources Expanded

NERC has published dozens of new educational resources in support of community composting. Thanks to a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, NERC worked with community composting sites in six states to develop and expand such programs. All documents and videos are available for free download from the NERC website.

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A team of organics experts was assembled to work with NERC to develop the training and educational resources. The expert team was led by Natasha Duarte, Director, Composting Association of Vermont. Other experts included Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator, Vermont Community Gardens Network; Dawn Pettinelli, Assistant Extension Educator, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut Soil Nutrient Analysis Lab; Jean Bonhotal, Director, Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), Department of Crop and Soil Sciences; and, Beret Halverson, State Coordinator, UVM Extension Master Gardener & Master Composter Program. 

Key NERC staff that implemented the project were Athena Lee Bradley and Cindy Sterling.