Master Composter training offered Feb - May, 2017!
Image by Sandy Repp

Master Composter training offered Feb - May, 2017!

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

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Bokashi Composting

The Japanese 'bokashi' composting method introduces beneficial microbes to stimulate natural fermentation. Learn more at this workshop on Wednesday, February 15 at EcoVillage.

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Classes at Lifelong

Join us at Lifelong on 3/1 and 3/8 for a 2-part series on practical composting tips, and the science behind the practice. Contact Lifelong to sign up, see details here.

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Worm Composting

Learn all about "Vermicomposting," an easy indoor composting system that uses red worms, in this workshop on March 25th. Every household leaves with a starter bin and worms! $10/household, space is limited!

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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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Last updated February 8, 2017