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 2017 Master Composter classes will be held at the Fairfield Extension Center in Bethel. There will be 4 week night lectures (October 5, 12, 19 & 26), Worm Day (Oct 21) and 2 Saturday field trips with only one being mandatory. The cost of the program is $100. The Master Composter brochure with registration information is available at the UConn Home & Garden Education Center Compost Training Sessions
page, 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. In 2017, classes will be held on 4 consecutive Thursday nights.
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 Compost Structures
Class 3 (Saturday class) Worm Day – Earthworm Ecology/Invasive Earthworms/ Vermicomposting & Make Your Own Worm Bin – open to public
Class 4 Commercial Composting, Composting Calculations & Recipes
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 Municipal Composting Facility (Saturday)
Windrow turner at Laurelbrook Farm
For information on the 2017 program, contact Dawn Pettinelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
, (860) 486-4274 orGregory Moonie, email@example.com