Compost display - "greens & browns"

Learn how easy it is to compost, and teach others!


Application deadline for 2020 Master Composter training

  • Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:00 AM - Tuesday, January 28@ 12:00 AM

Help promote responsible composting in Tompkins County as a Master Composter volunteer! Free training involves 20 hours of class time covering composting in depth, and 20 hours of volunteer time (the "practical internship"). After training, Master Composters give back to the community in a variety of outreach activities.

The 2020 Master Composter volunteer training will be held each Thursday evening, 6:30 to 8:30pm from February 6 to April 30, 2020 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue.

To accommodate school breaks and holidays, class will not be held on three (3) Thursdays during this time period: Feb 20, Mar 12 and Apr 2. There are a total of 10 training classes, including a class that we prepare for the Compost Fair (to be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020) and graduation during the final class.

More information, including the volunteer Job Description available online at

Application deadline: Monday, January 27; an online application is available.

Contact Adam Michaelides at 607-272-2292 or to express interest or with any questions.


FREE training with volunteer commitment

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

Last updated January 27, 2020