Master Composter training offered Feb - May, 2016!
Image by Sandy Repp

Master Composter training offered Feb - May, 2016!

Vermicomposting display at Farm City Day.
Image by Sandy Repp

Vermicomposting display at Farm City Day.

Sign from the old Compost Demo Site at Ithaca Community Gardens

Sign from the old Compost Demo Site at Ithaca Community Gardens

Learning about "Lasagna Layering"

Learning about "Lasagna Layering"

Composting


The Compost Education Program supports the goals of the Solid Waste Management Division to divert compostable materials from the waste stream and thereby maximize waste reduction in Tompkins County. This mission is achieved by training and supporting community volunteers to educate and enthuse the public about the benefits and methods of composting.

Program funded by the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division

2014 compost fair

Compost Fair

Celebrate spring's arrival at the annual Compost Fair at Tompkins County Cooperative Extension! In conjunction with the 4H Duck Race, this event is fun and educational for kids of all ages.

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4-H Rubber Duck Race & 5K

Sunday, April 24th is a day of fun that raises $$$ for 4-H in Tompkins County, including a 5k "Color Run", and a rubber duck race down Cascadilla Creek!

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Compost demo site

Compost w/ Confidence

Stop by Ithaca Community Gardens at 12:30pm on the last Saturday June-October for a FREE class on composting basics PLUS a different special topic each month!

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Compost

Compost Basics

Our handout explains the basics and benefits of home composting. What is compost and why is it so useful when used as mulch, in the garden or in potting mixtures?

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Last updated May 11, 2016