Community Supported Agriculture gains in popularity

The number of CSAs in Vermont has more than doubled in the past decade.  We talkwith farmers Pete Johnson and Scout Proft about why they’re so popular, and how they fit into a model of sustainable agriculture.  Also, a covered bridge in Newfane is up for sale, and we check in on loosening travel restrictions to Cuba.

Maximize your composting and recycling

Get a crash course on what you can and can’t recycle, how to set up a composting system in your backyard, and what role all this plays in reducing our waste. Also, a Vermont reporter in Havana updates us on an Upper Valley youth baseball team that’s visiting Cuba.

VPR Evening News May 28th, 2008

There’s enormous speculation in Vermont’s political circles about Anthony Pollina’s role in the 2008 campaign; Several Cuban-American families are asking a federal court to lift travel restrictions that prevent them from visiting relatives in Cuba; Vermont Yankee is running at 88 percent of full power while a cooling tower that collapsed last year is brought back on line; Flowers and messages of condolence are appearing in Middlebury for Nichols Garza; and commentator Rebecca Coffey on dry cask storage at Vermont Yankee.