The locations for the Wisconsin Master Composter Program initial training workshops have been set for the Spring of 2013. Workshops will be held in four locations this year around the state. The Master Composter program is a train-the-trainer program that aims to build the capacity of composters to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for composting with others. In order to become a certified Master Composter trainees must attend the one-day workshop and complete three outreach activities.
The composters who participate in the program will gain a more thorough understanding of the composting process as well as common uses for compost. The program also provides an introduction to vermicomposting and techniques to reduce the amount of waste generated. Most importantly Master Composter trainees will learn strategies that will enable them to share their knowledge and interest in composting with others.
Workshops are held in partnership with the following County Extension Offices on the dates indicated.
- Polk County, Saturday, March 16th – Jennifer Blazek
- Iron County, Saturday, March 23rd – Joy Schelble
- Columbia County, Saturday April 13th – George Koepp
- Kewaunee County, Saturday April 27th – Claire Thompson
The local workshop host will be handling registrations as well as selecting the location for the program in their counties.
For additional information about the scheduled workshops or the Master Composter Program please contact Joe Van Rossum, SHWEC Recycling Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org.