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2010 Thurston County Master Composter Training starting soon!

“Master Composters are trained volunteers who teach the basics of home composting to the citizens of Thurston County. Participants receive 14 hours of hands-on training based on a variety of composting topics. Some of these subjects include kitchen and yard waste, worm bins, compost safety, how to maintain piles, troubleshooting, application tips plus much more.

It is our goal to not only provide a research based composting program, but to also provide instruction that will assist volunteers to become successful composters.

The year after training trainees will agree to give 35 hours of volunteer service working as a community composting educator.

Master Composters can participate in a wide range of activities; giving free workshops on backyard composting to community members, staffing information booths at community events, giving composting presentations to community groups, help Master Gardeners compost garden waste at three demonstration sites, work with community organizations to help them learn the benefits of composting and much more.

Master Composter training will be conducted at the following times:

Wed, March 31: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Wed, April 7: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Wed, April 14: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Wed, April 21: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Sat May 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm (field days)

Sat, May 8: 10:00am – 12:00pm (field days)

Wed, May 19: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Attendance at all seven trainings is required to become a certified Master Composter.

Class size is limited to 20. Applications will be accepted until March 26, 2010.

If you need more information, please e-mail Cori Carlton at carltoc@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360-867-2162.

Posted by Steve on March 25, 2010 at 4:51 am | Permalink

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