Sign from the old 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.

Ask a Master Composter

Thurs, June 25, 6:00 - 6:45 pm via Zoom

Description: Learn about all the free online resources available at the Tompkins County Public Library that can help you start composting at home -- whether you are a beginner or have long standing questions about methods or management. A short presentation about books, videos, and other resources online (for all ages) will be followed by time for questions.

The presenters, Clare Jones and Natalie Bray, are Master Composters of Tompkins County. They completed their training at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County this spring.

Postponed until Fall: Compost Fair

Sun, Apr 26, Noon - 4:00 pm at CCETC, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until the fall of 2020 (most likely September). When a date is confirmed, it will be listed on this page, as well as on the calendar of events page.

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.  and Streets Alive! Admission to all events is FREE and open to the public.

At the Compost Fair, there will be information and demonstrations of beginning and advanced compost techniques, continuous tours of our demonstration site, live music, food and activities for kids. Several partner organizations, gardening and sustainability groups will be joining us. All attendees will be eligible to win fabulous compost prizes. Compost bins (Earth Machines, welded wire cylinder and worm compost bins) will be for sale while supplies last. Go home a composter!

Other Compost Classes and Workshops

    Compost Learning Collaborative Training

    • Compost Learning Collaborative Trainings
    • Fall Worm Compost Class
    • Bokashi Composting Workshop
    • Master Composter Training


    Last updated June 19, 2020