Using Compost, Mulch, and Cover Crops: Master Composter Certification Course Workshop

How do you know when or how much compost or mulch to apply? Learn the different ways to use compost or mulch to amend your plantings, including compost tea and lasagna beds!

WHEN: June 9 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Building P lobby – Winter Garden
ADMISSION: Free | Register here

The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Course is back!

If you are passionate about waste diversion, mitigating climate change, and have an interest in joining our growing roster of certified NYC Master Composters, this is for you!

This advanced compost education and outreach program is offered year-round throughout the 5 boroughs, and is designed to build a citywide network of educators, advocates and community composters to support NYC Department of Sanitation composting initiatives.

Those enrolled in the program will gain an understanding of the various organic waste diversion programs in NYC, as well as learn basic compost science, urban compost system design, and outreach techniques through classroom instruction, field trips, and hands-on activities. Participants will receive ongoing support to complete the coursework and required volunteer hours according to their interests and community needs.

To be certified as a NYC Master Composter, registrants need to complete:

  • Seven (7) course workshops
  • Two (2) field trips
  • Thirty (30) hours of approved, compost-related volunteering

To become a Certified NYC Master Composter, registrants need to complete all requirements within one (1) year from their start date.

This course is open to NYC residents who are at least 18 years of age.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.