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Fall Master Composter Training

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Learn the art and science of urban home composting and techniques for teaching others. This hands-on intensive 15 hour training program held at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences includes the essentials of basic and worm composting, educational methods practice and a worm composting bin for participants to use at home. Master Composter training hours can be used to satisfy general Master Gardener education requirements. Master Composter classes are open to the general public.

20 hours of community education outreach will be required for certification in the Master Composter program. 10 of these 20 hours will be staffing the Rotline (compost hotline) in the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Garfield Park Conservatory on weekends. The additional 10 hours can be completed at one of four compost education centers, or through individual outreach projects. Master Composter outreach hours satisfy general Master Gardener service requirements.

What: University of Illinois Extension Master Composter Training

When: Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2007

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Chicago H.S. for Agricultural Sciences - 3807 West 111th Street

Deadline: Applications must be received by Sept. 24, 2007

Cost: $50

For an application and more information, call Nancy Kreith at 773-233-0476.

Thank you for your time. Please refer any questions to me.

Nancy Kreith
Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
3807 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL. 60655
p 773.233.0476
c 708.567.6101
Please email me at

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