Apply Now to Become a Master Composter!
Are you interested in becoming an expert in composting and recycling and then sharing your knowledge in the community? If so, apply to become a Master Composter! Selected volunteers will learn all about composting and recycling through hands-on sessions covering a range of topics, including the importance of resource conservation. Once trained, Master Composters share conservation information with the general public at the Gove Community Garden Compost Demonstration site, schools, community events and outdoor markets. Becoming a Master Composter is a great way to enhance your knowledge of composting and waste reduction, contribute to your community, and meet new and interesting people!
While no prior composting experience is required, program participants must be able to commit to attend 40 hours of instruction in compost science, compost bin construction, worm composting, urban gardening, recycling and solid waste management and community outreach. Participation in facility tours and work sessions at the compost demonstration site are also required. In exchange for 40 hours of training each program participant performs 40 hours of outreach by teaching others about composting and recycling practices.
Applications for the 2014 program are being accepted now through December 16th, 2013.
Approximately 30 enthusiastic and committed volunteers are selected each year for the program. Training classes are held about once a week for ten consecutive weeks starting in late February. Classes are held on Monday evenings, a few Saturday mornings and one Friday field trip day in April. Please review the 2014 schedule at http://dug.org/master-composter-training-prog/ If you are interested in the program, and can commit to the published schedule, please call Judy Elliot of Denver Urban Gardens at 720-404-0621 to learn more and make an appointment for a short interview.
The Denver Master Composter Program is a joint project of Denver Recycles and Denver Urban Gardens. Learn more at DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles and dug.org.