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Fall Urban Master Composter Certificate Course

Fall Urban Master Composter Certificate Course

DPR's Urban Gardens Division - Fall Urban Master Composter Certificate Course will train future compost leaders in DC in a variety of composting methods appropriate for urban environments. This short course will focus 100% on multiple urban composting systems that are critter proof, environmentally responsible, free of any foul odors and functioning right now in DC. Learn the best practices and knowledge to set up each of these systems in any DC environment from the people who are leading DPR’s responsible composting movement. Then join the movement. Help us make urban composting responsible. 

To check registration, please visit DPR's Urban Gardens Workshop Series registration page.

2016 Course Information:

Dates:

November 2 – December 10, 2016 | No class will be held on Sat., Nov 26. 

Locations:

Every Wednesday | Raymond Recreation Center - 3725 10th Street, NW – Ward 4 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Every Saturday | Various Locations around greater DC | 9 am – 12 pm

Please note that all class locations will be metro accessible or transportation will be provided.

Course Topics include:

  • Community Composting Models and Intro to Science of Composting
  • Compost Carpentry and Tools
  • Urban Composting Best Practices
  • 3-Bin Community Composting Cooperatives
  • Compost Youth Education and Adult Outreach
  • Building Piles with Active Aeration and Bio-Filters
  • Compost Innovations
  • Bokashi Composting
  • Testing and Applying Compost
  • Vermicompost

This course is an 10 class, approximately 30 hour course with a volunteer requirement to receive a Urban Master Composter Certificate. Please note that participants are required to take all course classes.  Failure to attend all 10 classes may result in being dropped from the course and not receiving a DPR Urban Master Composter certificate.

For more information, contact DPR's Community Garden Specialist Josh Singer at joshua.singer@dc.gov.