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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Scraps to Substance- How to Become a Master Composter

Woman in garden empties food scraps into compost bin

Join us in a seven-week class to become a certified Master Composter and learn to turn your yard waste and kitchen scraps into a nutrient-rich, natural soil conditioner!


This program begins September 25th and is coordinated by Project Grow and the Washtenaw County Solid Waste division. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Other topics include:

  • How to identify your soil profile
  • How to create low-waste yards that are easy to care for
  • Using red worms to compost
  • How to make compost teas
  • This program also gives you the chance to tour large and small-scale compost operations


This course It is designed for everyone and is a great way for Master Gardeners to continue their organic gardening education.


Michigan Master Composter certification is available for students who pass the take-home exam and volunteer 10 hours in the community.

Learn more and register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/become-a-master-composter/51612

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