Almost 25 % of a typical household’s waste can be recycled right in our own backyards. This significantly reduces the amount of waste being incinerated or landfilled. The UConn Home & Garden Education Center developed the UConn Master Composter Program, held each fall, to educate and train state residents about backyard and small scale composting and to assist participants in passing this knowledge on to others.
Those enrolled in the Master Composter program will:
Learn why it is important to reduce the amount of waste sent to incinerators or landfills
Understand how individuals and communities benefit from making compost
Discover the art and science of composting
Become familiar with techniques for creating/ maintaining backyard composting systems
Visit and learn about municipal, on-farm and worm composting methods
Improve teaching and leadership skills through community outreach projects
By encouraging Connecticut residents to recycle organic waste materials that would otherwise be incinerated or landfilled, Master Composters promote sustainable living and resource conservation at individual and community levels. Through this program, you too can make a difference by educating the public about making and using compost.
Become a Master Composter
Information on Training Sessions
UConn Master Composter Outreach Projects
UConn Master Composter Program Coordinators