CCCD summer bulb sale now accepting orders

WALPOLE, N.H. – Thinking about adding some color to your yard or garden? If so, you’ll want to check out the Cheshire County Conservation District’s Summer Bulb Sale. The CCCD is working in partnership with conservation districts across the state … Continued

Londonderry’s Beautification Commission at work

Londonderry Beautification Commission works to add color in Londonderry

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Londonderry’s Beautification Commission and Friends of Main Street overcame all obstacles from COVID-19 to ensure barrels and bridge boxes were planted and distributed throughout town. The planters are filled with colorful, thriving flowers to brighten the community. … Continued

Chester flowers make summer official

Chester Townscape members social-distanced while planting annuals at the Brookside Cemetery wall after the spring daffodil display

CHESTER, Vt. – Flowers are blooming in gray planters, whiskey barrels, and bridge boxes all over Chester. In spite of uncooperative weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, Chester Townscape was once again able to deliver flowers that bring beauty to Chester … Continued

How to start composting at home


REGION – With a vision for the future, Vermont passed a law back in 2012, the Universal Recycling Law, to phase in recycling requirements to reduce or eliminate the excess unnecessary contamination of the environment and waste of natural resources. … Continued

Cavendish to host composting workshop


CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Southern Windsor and Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District, in conjunction with the Cavendish Energy Committee and the town of Cavendish, will host a workshop specifically about composting Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in … Continued

CCCD hosts BCS tractor training for gardeners and farmers

WALPOLE, N.H. – Last year, the Cheshire County Conservation District expanded its fleet of farm rental equipment with the purchase of a walk-behind BCS Tractor to support local gardeners, homesteaders, small farms, and high tunnel operations. Walk-behind tractors, also known … Continued

Opportunity to plant your own victory garden

victory garden

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Community Garden, located at the back of the Fletcher Farm Foundation, now has three additional plots available. This is the perfect opportunity to start your own “victory garden” with a 10-by-10 plot in this all-organic … Continued

Pollinators in peril


MONTPELIER, Vt. – Many of Vermont’s pollinator species continue to remain in peril, and as Vermonters are returning to their gardens and landscaping projects this spring, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to share with the public a … Continued

Springfield Garden Club plants cheer

Springfield Garden Club spread cheer through town.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Wednesday, May 13, members gathered in small groups to dig in, get their hands dirty, and clear out the weeds and winter debris. “It was good medicine after being at home for so many weeks,” said … Continued

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