Master Composter Training Program

The Master Composter Program is a ten-session course training individuals to be Master Composters and, in turn, equipping participants to share their newly acquired knowledge with others in the community. Through hands-on sessions, Master Composter Program participants learn about a broad range of compost and recycling topics, including resource conservation and the effective use of recycled household materials in gardens and home landscapes.

In addition to 40 hours of in-depth compost training from February to April, each Master Composter logs 40 hours of self-paced volunteer outreach from May to October. These outreach hours give Master Composter volunteers the chance to give back to the community by sharing composting knowledge with others, and include opportunities such as teaching “Learn to Compost” seminars at the Gove Community Garden Compost Demonstration Site and participating in relevant outreach events at community gardens, schools and outdoor farmers’ markets.

The first seven training classes are held on Monday evenings at Denver Urban Gardens’ headquarters at The Horse Barn, located at 1031 33rd Street in Denver. Other training sessions are held at the Gove Community Garden Compost Demonstration site located near 14th Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Outreach events and give-back hours are located throughout metro Denver and often occur on evenings and weekends. Master Composters must provide their own transportation to outreach events.

The application period for the 2017 program is now closed, click here to receive a reminder for the 2018 program. 

2017 Master Composter Training Program Class Schedule: 

Monday, February 27th, 6:00 – 8:30pm, The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street
Monday, March 6th, 6:00 – 8:30pm, The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street
Monday, March 13th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street
Monday, March 20th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street
Monday, March 27th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street
Monday, April 10th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street
Friday, April 14th, 8:00am – 3:00pm, Denver Recycles/Site Tours
Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00am – 2:00pm, Denver Compost Site (Gove Community Garden)
Saturday, April 29th, 8:00am – 2:00pm, Denver Compost Site (Gove Community Garden)

Thanks to Denver Recycles for their generous support of this program!

To learn more or to schedule an interview for the program, please contact Judy Elliott here or at 720.404.0621.