Compost Demonstration Site at Ithaca Community Gardens

Compost Demonstration Site at Ithaca Community Gardens

Classes & Workshops

Our Compost Education Program offers classes and workshops for individuals throughout the year to help you succeed at composting at your home or apartment.  See the descriptions below, and visit our Events page for access to all CCE-Tompkins classes and events.

Master Composter Training

10 Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30pm from February 7 to May 2, 2019 (no class 2/21, 3/14 or 4/4) at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue

Application deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019

Description: Master Composters are an enthusiastic group of volunteers committed to reducing waste through teaching about composting.Training involves 20 hours of class time covering composting in depth, and 20 hours of volunteer time. After training, Master Composters give back to the community in a variety of outreach activities. For more information or to apply, please visit Become a Master Composter or call 607-272-2292.

Spring Worm Compost Class

Sat, March 23, 10am-Noon at CCETC, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

Description: Learn how worms can make fast, rich compost for your garden while disposing of your food scraps. Take home the bin, a starter population of worms, and the knowledge to tend to your new pets. Register early, space is limited. $10 per household. To register, please register online or call 607-272-2292.

Compost Fair and 4H Duck Race

Sun, April 28, Noon-4pm at CCETC, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

Description: Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair for a guaranteed good time! The Compost Fair is held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race. Admission to all events is FREE and open to the public.

At the Compost Fair, there will be information and demonstrations of compost techniques, continuous tours of our demonstration site, live music, food and activities for kids. Our partners in gardening and sustainability will be there too. All attendees will be eligible to win fabulous compost prizes. Compost bins will be for sale while supplies last. Go home a composter! For more information, please visit our event page or call 607-272-2292.

Other Compost Classes and Workshops

    • Compost Learning Collaborative trainings (spring, summer & fall)
    • Compost with Confidence
    • Advanced Compost Class Series
    • Fall Worm Compost Class

    Last updated January 4, 2019