Show Your Bounty is back, baby: Win a truckload of compost!

Show your what? Show Your Bounty is our popular photo contest that we run every September to celebrate the glorious growing season here in Vermont. And to remind people that fall is the best time of year to add compost to your garden! How does it work? It’s pretty easy: You show us what “bounty”…
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Bucket loader full of bulk compost in front of trees with orange leaves.

Add compost in the fall for great spring results

“This has been the best year for tomatoes I’ve ever seen!” – our friend Tom. If you’re anything like Tom, you’ve been stuffing yourself silly with high quality garden produce all spring and summer. It also means that now is the time to lay back, put your feet up, and let the weeds take over…
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Houseplants from above.

Use your own houseplants to make a unique, natural gift

If you’re looking for unique, inexpensive, and easy gift ideas that aren’t made in China and won’t end up in a landfill, try a houseplant! Studies show that keeping plants in your home and work environment improves air quality, reduces stress, and enhances overall mood. Bonus: They look great. Whether the recipient has a green,…
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Man drops off food scraps in green toter.

Food scrap drop-off on Saturdays

During the winter months, we are closed on Saturdays. The exact date when our schedule changes varies from year-to-year, depending on the weather. This year, with unseasonably warm temperatures late into fall, we’re open on Saturdays through November 18th. After November 18th, our hours will be Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm until April…
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Close-up image of marigold petals with frost.

How to prepare your garden for winter

As you’re pulling out the warm woolies in preparation for winter, don’t forget about your garden! Gardens need protection from winter conditions that can decrease soils’ biological activity, cause erosion, and deplete nutrients. So, what exactly do you need to do? We recommend a simple three-step process: De-mess it, assess it, and dress it. You’ll…
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