Workshops & Programming

Group Workshops & Programming

Here at the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden we offer many public workshops, tours, a Master Composter program, 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.


2020 Master Composter Course Details

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

Dates and Times: 6 Wednesdays, 2 Saturdays, 3 hours per session

Wednesdays, 6-9pm: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22

Saturdays, 10am-1pm: 4/4, 4/11

2 Field Trips will be mandatory and scheduled in addition to class time.


Applications for the 2020 Master Composter Certificate Course are now open! The deadline for the 2020 Master Composter Certificate Course at Queens Botanical Garden is Monday, February 10.