|Master Composter Certificate Program
Become a New York City Certified Master Composter. Have fun and make new friends while helping your community!
The Master Composter Certificate Program is a "train-the-trainer" program with a community service component. The course is for residents who would like to help the NYC Compost Project increase and promote composting in NYC.
This course covers the following topics:
Anyone who has an interest in composting can become a Master Composter! The prerequisites are an enthusiasm for acquiring and sharing knowledge about composting and the interest and time to participate. Master Composters are valued volunteers trained to educate the public and stimulate enthusiasm for home composting.
Master Composter Course Requirements:
Participants design projects according to their interests; projects might include giving classes at schools, building compost bins at community gardens, giving workshops at block parties, creating a community compost site or working to improve current NYC Compost Project Community Compost Sites.
Eligibility: Participants must live or work in New York City.
Fee: The Master Composter Certificate course is offered every spring by the NYC Compost Projects at the botanical gardens in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. The Manhattan Compost Project offers the program in the fall. Course material fee $40; limited scholarships are available.
Deadline: February 7, 2014. Apply online
Class dates and time: 8 Mondays, 6 to 9pm - March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, and May 5
Field trips: 2 weekend days in Spring 2014, details TBA
Location: Queens Botanical Garden.
Contact the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden staff by email or phone 718.539.LAWN (5296) with your questions.
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