[fosc] Grow a Greener Community - Become a Master Composter

Lawrence Grodeska lgrodeska at stopwaste.org
Mon Oct 16 12:08:22 PDT 2006


Grow a Greener Community - Become a Master Composter 

Inspire others and make a difference in your community. The annual
Master Composter Training Program is currently accepting applications
from Alameda County residents for the 2007 Class. 
 
The Master Composter Program is a certificated, extensive compost
course. Participants receive training in the art and science of basic
and worm composting, soil health, and Bay Friendly gardening techniques.
Participants use this knowledge to train others through a compost
community outreach project. 

All participants receive a compost bin and several composting and
gardening books, including the East Bay Municipal Utility District's
"Plants and Landscapes for Summer Climates of the SF Bay Region."
Teachers who complete the program are eligible for a $200 stipend to use
toward school garden and/or classroom compost activities. 

Classes will meet Tuesday nights weekly from early February through
mid-May 2007, with 2 Saturday field trips. The Program offers graduate
level and continuing education credits from California State University
at Hayward or credit from Merritt College Landscape Horticulture
department.

Master Composter training enhances the skills of community leaders,
activists, educators, environmentalists, gardeners, and recyclers.  We
encourage people of all ages, abilities, and ethnic groups to apply.  If
you have ideas and energy for community actions, this class is for you. 
 
HOW? 
Complete an application by January 12, 2007. Reserve the evening of
January 17 & 18 for an interview. Visit our website at
www.BayFriendly.org <http://www.stopwaste.org/>  to apply on-line or
download an application. From the home page, click on the Bay-Friendly
Gardening link on the bottom left, click on the Residents icon, and then
the Master Composter Program link. The website also provides a class
syllabus and examples of projects from past participants.


For more information, please contact StopWaste.Org at 510-444-SOIL or
<http://www.stopwaste.org/> www.BayFriendly.org. 
 
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