Compost Training Sessions
UConn Master Composter Program
Information on Training Sessions
Training sessions are held in different counties each year. Since the inception of the program, sessions were held in Tolland, New London, New Haven and twice in Fairfield County.
The 2018 Master Composter classes will be held in Tolland County. There will be 4 week night lectures, Worm Day
and 2 Saturday field trips with only one being mandatory. The cost of the program is $100. An updated Master Composter brochure with registration information is available here
or at the UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory
site, or call (860) 486-4274 for more information.
Most years training sessions consist of two Tuesday and two Thursday night lecture sessions from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. plus two or three Saturday sessions. Sometimes more Saturday sessions are needed depending on driving distances.
Dr. George Elliott, UConn
Dr. Geoffrey Kuter, Agresource
Class 1 Introduction to the Master Composter Program and Basic Principles of Composting
Class 2 Compost Chemistry and Composting Calculations & Recipes
Class 3 (Saturday class) Worm Day – Earthworm Ecology/Invasive Earthworms/ Vermicomposting & Make Your Own Worm Bin – open to public
Class 4 Commercial Composting, Compost Structures
Class 5 Using Compost/Phosphorus Considerations & Teach the Teachers
One field trip is optional
Field Trip to Freund’s & Laurelbrook Farm, East Canaan, CT (Saturday)
Field Trip to Leaf/Food Waste Composting Facility - Harvest Power, Ellington, CT (Saturday)
Windrow turner at Laurelbrook Farm
For information on the 2018 program, contact Dawn Pettinelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
, (860) 486-4274