Changes in how we manage organic waste and think about soil health and water quality are taking place across Vermont and we need your input!

With support from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, the Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) is working with partners throughout Vermont, New York and Quebec to develop a Soil Builders curriculum, focused on best management practices for using compost to prevent erosion and improve water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin.  

Composting and the use of compost positively contribute to public health and safety, farm viability, and the direct and immediate reduction of greenhouse gases. When added to soils, the structure and web of organisms in compost increase soil stability, fertility, water infiltration, and moisture retention. 

There is a meaningful connection between how we design and maintain the natural elements in built environments and how healthy soil improves water quality. Further – using compost in land management practices is a critical strategy for climate adaptation. Learn more about this project. 

We need your input on topics to include in the Soil Builders workshop, so that it adds value to the important work you do. Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the following survey. 

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email address

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* 3. Affiliation/Organization

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* 4. Please rate the following statements:

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Soil health and water quality are integrally connected; improving soil health improves water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin.
I have a working understanding of how compost and compost-based products can be used to positively impact water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin.
I understand the organics diversion regulations in my region/state/province
The organics diversion regulations are changing the compost industry in my area.
There are environmentally sustainable business opportunities in using compost and compost-based products in my area.

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* 6. Select the top 5 topics of interest:

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* 7. Please rank the following learning opportunities to let us know how you like to learn

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* 8. Would you like to be more involved in this project (promotion of the workshops, curriculum development or review, etc.)?

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