Join Us to Celebrate Healthy Soil & Local Food Systems

Past event
May 1 to 5, 2023

The 2023 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) will be held from May 1st through May 5th and will include FREE virtual and in-person events. This year we are celebrating healthy soil and local food systems - highlighting the value of compost and organics recycling and the many ways it supports regenerative agriculture, the health of the environment, people, and the economy.

The Summit kicks off on Monday, May 1st at 1pm (Eastern), with a State of the State of Organics, followed by the Keynote Speaker, Brenda Platt, from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

Sessions will be at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm or 3:30pm throughout the week:

On Monday, May 1st, the Keynote is followed by a 3pm session on expanding compost site capacity by adding aeration to turned windrow operations.

Tuesday, May 2nd, is all about on-farm composting and maximizing the value of finished compost.

Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd, for two virtual sessions - a Haulers' Roundtable in the morning, followed by a session microplastics in composts, digestates, and food wastes. These will be followed by two in-person events - a Kitchen-to-Compost tour at Philo Ridge Farm in Charlotte, followed by an in-person celebration of composting in Vermont, sponsored by Eco-Products!

On Thursday, May 4th, we'll learn about NRCS programs that support organics management and on-farm composting, followed by a conversation with industry experts to discuss and answer questions on possibilities for best management for challenging organic waste streams. The day will finish with a stormwater management workshop.

On Friday, May 5th, we'll hear about best practices for dealing with jumping worms - from the compost pile to nurseries and garden centers to what you can do at home. This will be followed by a session on cooperative models & partnerships for successful organics management, featuring CERO and Global Village Farms!

All program details are available at

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