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 specific dates.

Master Composter Volunteer Training

10 Thursday evenings from Feb 8 - May 3 (no class 2/22, 3/15 or 4/5), CCETC Education Center, 615 Willow Ave

Description: Master Composters are an enthusiastic group of community volunteers committed to promoting responsible composting. $60 deposit for training, refunded in full upon completion of volunteer hours. More info and applications available at ccetompkins.org/mc . Application deadline - Monday, January 29, 2018.

Bokashi Compost Workshop

Sat, Mar. 3, 10am-Noon at CCETC, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

Description: This Japanese composting technique involves natural fermentation and offers a way for people to manage food scraps. The liquid produced can be used to water houseplants while the food scraps are pre-digested, and can then be composted or buried in the soil to finish. Join bokashi expert from NYC, Shig Matsukawa, in learning about the practice and go home with your own bokashi starter kit. Fee: $10 per household. To register, please register online or call 607-272-2292.

Spring Worm Compost Class

Sat, Mar. 24, 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 & 4-H Duck Race

Sun, Apr. 29, Noon-4pm at CCETC, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

Description: Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the fair for a guaranteed good time! Held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race, visit the Compost Fair to see and experience all aspects of composting. Teams of Master Composters will be on hand to answer your questions. There will be music, food, interact5ive displays, activities for kids and continuous tours of our compost demonstration site. Prize drawings will be held for all in attendance. See you at the fair!

Other Compost Classes and Workshops

  • Compost with Confidence Class Series (summer/fall)
  • Advanced Compost Series (fall)
  • Fall Worm Compost Class (fall)
  • Annual Leaf Swap and Compost Giveaway (fall)

Last updated January 8, 2018