Food Waste Initiative

Virtual talk with Eunice Youmans.

Every year, 6,500 tons of watermelon rinds from hundreds of summer picnics, skeletons from bunches of grapes, citrus peels from fancy cocktails and countless eggshells, skins, husks, soggy napkins, lobster appendages, heads of romaine lettuce and moldy bread are shipped off the Vineyard at a premium.

After paying extra for food to be transported across the Sound, Vineyarders send the equivalent of 261 trucks of food waste back to the mainland annually according to estimates from an Islandwide organics feasibility study completed in 2017. At the same time, thousands of cubic yards of compost are shipped to the Island to enrich the soil.

Dial-In Information

Contact for Zoom link.

Thursday, April 8 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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Speaker/Panel, Online


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508-696-4211 x116

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