An investigation into the
cause and extent of chemical contamination in Vermont compost has been hampered by conflicting test
results. The results have frustrated
state and local officials, who had hoped to have more answers by now about
what’s caused some commercial compost to damage garden plants.
Agency of Agriculture is trying to determine the source of trace levels
of two herbicides found in some compost used by gardeners that has
damaged some vegetable plants but is not suspected to be a threat to
House has advanced a bill that exempts small composting operations from state
land use regulation. But
some Republican members say lawmakers should instead address the bigger issue of
environmental permit reform.
A Vermont psychologist says
lavish praise and high expectations aren’t necessarily good for our
children and can lead to an unhappy adult life. Her new book offers
advice on how to raise well-adjusted children in what she calls "the age
Get a crash course on what you can and can’t recycle, how to set up a composting system in your backyard, and
what role all this plays in reducing our waste. Also, a
Vermont reporter in Havana updates us on an Upper Valley youth baseball team
that’s visiting Cuba.