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Home horticulture resources from UVM Extension Master Gardener and beyond.

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Climate Change


Composting General

Composting Factsheets

Vermont State Government

Vermont Non-Profit

Vermont Commercial

Compost Bins

Educational Outreach Materials, Workshops & Videos

Flowers - Annuals & Perennials

Herbs - Growing & Using



Native Plants

Pesticides & Integrated Pest Management

Plant Starts, Seeds & Sales

Regarding free seeds, starter plants, assistance with home gardening grants, etc.  – the Vermont Community Garden Network collaborates with another agency called Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity on organizing a free plant give away in late May. The VCGN calendar also provides information on seed swaps. Here is a phone number you can call to talk with them directly - To reach the VCGN staff, call (802) 861-4769 about the above opportunities.

Plant Sales – The 7 local Master Gardener Chapters each host annual plant sales every year early in the season. For more information, please email Cindy Heath @

Poisonous Plants

  • Find A Plant - Search Engine/Tool for all plants - University of North Carolina Extension Master Gardener
  • Poisonous Plants - by Leonard Perry, UVM Professor - Emeritus






Trees & Shrubs

Vermont's Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)

In June 2012, Vermont passed Act 148, a universal recycling law focusing on recyclables and organics. The legislation aims to reduce the amount of material ending up in landfill by improving recycling and disposal options and by diverting valuable materials from the waste stream.

The law began roll-out in stages in 2014. The timeline for items to be banned from residential trash disposal is:

  • July 1, 2015: Mandated recyclables
  • July 1, 2016: Leaf, yard and clean wood debris
  • July 1, 2020: Food scraps

Get up-to-date information, status reports, and your questions answered about Vermont Universal Recycling Law at the Vermont Waste Management & Prevention Division.




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Landscape Plants for Vermont

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By Dr. Norman E. Pellett, Horticulturist and Professor Emeritus, UVM, and Dr. Mark C. Starrett, Associate Professor, UVM. Published by University of Vermont Extension. This book is designed to help Vermont residents select trees, shrubs, vines, and woody ground cover plants to serve their landscape needs and interests. New to this edition are the latest varieties of azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, and crabapples. Highlights multi-season plants, wet/dry soil tolerant plants, salt tolerant plants, deer-resistant and susceptible plants, and poisonous plants. Winner of the 2003 American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Publication Award! $19.95 ea. (includes shipping & handling). 

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