Sign from the old Compost Demonstration site at Ithaca Community Gardens

Compost Demonstration Site at Ithaca Community Gardens

Classes & Workshops

The 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.

Spring Worm Composting Class

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In person class held at CCETC, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

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. Class fee is $10 per household. Includes a starter bin and worms to take home. Space is limited. Register online or call CCE-Tompkins during businesses hours (607) 272-2292

Contact Adam Michaelides at 607-272-2292 or to express interest or if you have any questions.

Virtual Compost Fair and 4H Duck Race

Held online on Sun, Sept 13, 2020; recording available!

Description: Continuing our long-standing partnership with the 4-H Duck Race, we broadcasted ~20 minutes of family-oriented and educational programming.

Our compost programming features four ~5 min segments:

  • Rot N Roll, Tompkins County’s best compost cover band performing their #1 hit, “Rot Me Mamma”
  • New Master Composter (MC) Daniel Baruch teaching about outdoor composting basics at the CCETC Demo site
  • New MC Romina Capelli and her 3 awesome children showing off their home worm composting bin
  • Adam Michaelides, Compost Educator, telling folks where they can learn more, and giving away 2 fabulous compost prizes

Feel free to tune into our 2020 Virtual Compost Fair anytime!

Other Compost Classes and Workshops

  • Ask a Master Composter
  • Worm Composting Classes
  • Compost Learning Collaborative Trainings
  • Bokashi Composting Workshop
  • Fall Composting Class Series

Last updated March 31, 2023