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Become a Master Composter

NEW Master Composter Program

If you enjoy working with people, digging in the dirt and talking “trash”, we want you to become a volunteer Master Composter with the Athens-Clarke County Master Composting Program! Become a home composting expert and teach your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow community members, “How to Compost”.

Master Composters are an elite group of volunteers who have undergone an extensive training class in all aspects of the composting process, and then use that information to teach others how to turn their organic material into a beneficial soil amendment.

Master Composter Program Information Expectations:

  1. Complete the training course and field trips – (8 classes and 2 field trips)
  2. Complete class project
  3. Volunteer a minimum of 40 hours back to the program


Typical Volunteer Duties:

  1. Teaching or assisting staff with compost workshops.
  2. Staffing composting information booths at various public education and outreach events.
  3. Giving lectures on composting to various civic, community, and garden groups.
  4. Giving hands-on presentations or assisting staff with school compost programs


Program Details:

DATES: Tuesday evenings, January 10th – February 28th, 2012 including two field trips on Saturdays (February 11th and 18th) to exemplary commercial, farm, and residential composting facilities.

TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: ACC Solid Waste Department Administration Building Training Room, 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens 30605

COST: $100

TO REGISTER: Contact ACC Cooperative Extension at (706) 613-3640

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit athensclarkecounty.com/recycling or download the registration form here.

~ Special thanks to my dad for this awesome Christmas gift,
even if you do think it’s weird to love compost! ~

2 thoughts on “Become a Master Composter

  1. What a great concept. Once the volunteers have completed the training course are they expected to host so many workshops themselves? Halton Region provides many workshops, but nothing to the extent of people attaining a course cerficate for completing. This could ge a great teaching tool in our future. Thanks for the information and good luck!
    http://www.haltonrecycles.com

    Nicole Watt
    Halton Region
    Waste Management
    Ontario, Canada

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