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Learn How to Compost Through Vermont Master Composter Course

Burlington--Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into nutrient-rich organic matter provides a healthy, less expensive alternative to purchasing compost and fertilizer for your lawn or garden. It also keeps food waste out of the landfill, which beginning in 2020 will be the law.

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First Case of Downy Mildew Found on Basil in Chittenden County Garden

Burlington--The first case this year of downy mildew on basil was diagnosed by the University of Vermont (UVM) Plant Diagnostic Clinic on July 23. The infected plant sample came from a home garden in Burlington.

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UVM Extension Hires 4-H Educator for Orange and Washington Counties

Berlin--Allison Smith has been named the new University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H educator for Orange and Washington Counties. She will be based in the UVM Extension Office in Berlin.

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Local Youths Participate In 4-H Regional Dairy Show

Tunbridge--The Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show was held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, attracting 54 participants.

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