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

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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Two bin unit

Master Composters

These trained volunteers educate the public about the joys of home composting! Training is held each winter, call today to find out how you can join!

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Compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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Leaves (color) all together   cropped

Leaf Composting

Leaves are an excellent resource that an be used as compost. Learn how to properly apply leaves to your lawn or garden beds.

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Last updated August 11, 2017