Compost display - "greens & browns"

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


Application deadline for 2021 Master Composter training

  • Friday, February 19, 2021, 12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

Help promote responsible composting in Tompkins County as a Master Composter volunteer! Free training involves 20 hours of class sessions 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 2021 Master Composter volunteer training will be held each Thursday evening, 6:00 to 8:00pm from March 4 to May 13, 2021. The first half of training will be conducted virtually over Zoom, while the second half will be a mix of in-person and virtual.

To accommodate the school break, class will not be on Thursday, April 8. There are a total of 10 training classes, with additional volunteer and learning opportunities in between classes.

More information, including the volunteer Job Description available online at

Application deadline: Friday, February 19

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 February 18, 2021