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Master Composter Certificate Course

Tuesday, February 20th
$40
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The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community-based composting projects across all five boroughs. The course requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, 30 hours of compost-related fieldwork, and a final project.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Soil, decomposition, and compost science
  • How to design and build a variety of compost systems suitable for urban areas
  • How to start and manage a composting project in your community
  • How to use finished compost
  • Techniques for teaching others about composting

Eligibility: Applicants must be NYC residents and be at least 18 years old.
Fee: There is a course material fee of $40; limited scholarships are available.

Application: Scroll down to the bottom of the page to apply using our online form.

2018 Master Composter Course Dates

BRONX: NYC Compost Project Hosted by The New York Botanical Garden
Application deadline: February 20, 2018
Dates and times: Tuesdays March 27; April 3, 10, 17,24; May 8, 15 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Field trips: Two field trips (TBD)
Location: The New York Botanical Garden
2950 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458

 

BROOKLYN: NYC Compost Project Hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Dates and time: Thursdays March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 1, 3, 10 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Field trips: 2 weekend day trips (TBD)
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

 

MANHATTAN: NYC Compost Project Hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center
Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Dates and time: Thursday March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Field trips: Two field trips (TBD)
Location: East River Park Fire Boat House
located at the intersection of Grand Street and the East River Promenade

 

QUEENS: NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Dates and times: Wednesdays March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays April 7, 14 | 10 am to 1 pm
Field trips: Two field trips (TBD)
Location: Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

 

STATEN ISLAND: NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Application deadline: March 31, 2018
Dates and times: Thursdays April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Field trips: Two field trips (TBD)
Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Details

Organizer

DSNY

Venue

Venue Name: NY Botanical Garden
Address: 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States

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