Composting is a great and easy way to help the environment!

Composting is a great and easy way to help the environment!


Compost Fair

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair for a guaranteed good time! This year's fair will be in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race. Admission is FREE to both events and open to the public.

There will be information and demonstrations of beginning and advanced compost techniques, continuous tours of our demonstration site, live music, food and activities for kids. Several partner organizations, gardening and sustainability groups will be joining us. All attendees will be eligible to win fabulous compost prizes. Compost bins (Earth Machines, welded wire cylinder and worm compost bins) will be for sale while supplies last. Go home a composter!

Visit our Facebook event page (see below) for more information and to let us know you are coming.



11:30 - 1:00pm: Dancing from India - Kuchipudi and Bollywood solo and group
1:05 - 1:40pm: Compost Theatre!; one of a kind educational comedy troupe
3:00 - 4:15pm: Rot-n-Roll; 4-piece (banjo/guitar, mandolin, drums) band playing tunes about... compost

Partner Organizations: will include Master Gardeners, Ithaca Community Gardens, Rural Youth Services, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management, Ithaca Children's Garden, Cayuga Compost, CCE Local Foods Program and Parenting Education.

Basic Composting Booth: Benefits of composting, what to compost, browns & greens (3:1 ratio), how to balance Water, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon (WONC) --> become a confident composter!
Compost Kids Activities: Start seeds in a compost mixture, sort out what can and can't be composted, color your favorite compostables and take a closer look at compost
Compost Science: See the world of decomposing organisms (the "do-ers") up close under the microscope, have a cup of compost tea, test a compost or soil sample for pH, learn how compost works
Outdoor Composting: Compost bin tours, try out different types of bins, demonstrations
Indoor Composting: Build a worm composting bin, learn about Japanese Bokashi composting; both perfect for people with no outdoor space to compost

Prize Drawings: Every hour (1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00), open to all who register at the welcome booth
Compost Bin sales (while supplies last!): Earth Machines, welded wire cylinder bins, worm bins and bokashi; also at the welcome booth

Food: The 'Duck Deli' courtesy of the 4-H Fair Board, CCE Nutrition program (healthy treats)

See you at the Fair!


FREE and open to the public

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555