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 Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management 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 Department of Recycling and Materials Management

2014 compost fair

Compost Fair

Don't miss our annual Compost Fair, held at CCE-Tompkins on 4/29/18 in conjunction with the 4H Duck Race and Streets Alive! Fun & educational for all ages!

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Adam  randy   first bin in place

Learning Collaborative

The Program Manager and MC Randy Ruth stand next to the newly build compost bin for the Compost Learning Collaborative site at the Ithaca Community Gardens.

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Compost demo site

Compost w/ Confidence

A free, outdoor compost class held the 4th Sat of the month from May-Aug. Each class is held at a different area community garden and highlights composting practices there!

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Steaming compost pile

Advanced Composting!

Go beyond the basics and learn advanced composting techniques in this 3 class series on 9/13, 9/20 & 9/27. $5/person per class or $10 for the 3-class series

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Last updated April 10, 2018