This course offers an in-depth study of backyard composting and covers the many ways to turn food scraps and yard trimmings into compost for healthier, nutrient-rich soil. It is offered by the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Program in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Notice: Registration for this course is now closed.
Registration is currently open and runs through September 2, 2022. The registration fee for Vermont residents is $50 per person. If you live outside of Vermont, please enroll in our Out-of-State course. The fee for out-of-state residents is $150 per person.
There are two tracks available to Vermont residents:
1) Volunteer track. This is an opportunity to give back to your community by becoming a Vermont Certified Master Composter volunteer. Upon registration, you will be asked to complete some requisite information including a volunteer application and background check.
2) Learn at your own pace. Here you move through the course at your leisure & receive a Home Composter Certificate
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