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

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


Compost Fair & 4-H Duck Race

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair for a guaranteed good time! The Compost Fair is held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race, and this year we will also hold the event in conjunction with Streets Alive. Admission to all events is FREE and open to the public.

At the Compost Fair, 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!


12:05 - 1:00 - Local Farmers Union
1:05 - 1:35 - Compost Theatre
1:45 - 2:30 - Bluegrass Band
2:35 - 3:10 - Cornell Improv
3:15 - 4:15 - Rot-n-Roll
(with breaks on the hour for prize announcements & Duck Race prize announcements ~ 3:30)

Partner Organizations:
Health School Food
Ithaca Children's Garden
Primitive Pursuits
Tompkins County Dept. of Recycling & Materials Management
Finger Lakes Land Trust
Eco Reps from Ithaca College
Energy Smart Community
Energy Warriors
4-H Plant and Environmental Sciences Team
Cornell Nature Society
Master Gardeners
Ithaca Community Gardens
Dish Truck
CCETC Nutrition Program
Ithaca Chiropractic
CCETC Rural Youth Services

And our Compost Education Booths!
Basic Composting Booth
Compost Kids Activities
Compost Science
Outdoor Composting
Indoor Composting

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, Geobins; also at the welcome booth

Food: The Famous Duck Deli

See you at the Fair!


FREE and open to the public


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