Group Workshops & Programming
Here at the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden we offer many public workshops, tours, and more throughout the year. Be sure to check back often to see what’s new to learn!
Want more information? Call us at 718.539.5296 or email [email protected]
NYC Master Composter Certificate Program at Queens Botanical Garden
The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community-based composting projects across all five boroughs. The course requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, 30 hours of compost-related fieldwork, and a final project.
The course covers the following topics:
- Soil, decomposition, and compost science.
- How to design and build a variety of compost systems suitable for urban areas.
- How to start and manage a composting project in your community.
- How to use finished compost.
- Techniques for teaching others about composting.
2019 Master Composter Course Details
Location: Queens Botanical Garden
Dates and Times: 6 Thursdays, 2 Sundays
Thursdays March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6-9pm
Sundays April 7, 14 | 10am-1pm
2 Field Trips will be mandatory and scheduled in addition to class time.
Applications may be submitted anytime before the deadline.
Application deadline is February 1, 2019.