Master Composter Course

Oct. 3 - Nov. 14, 2019
6:30 - 9 p.m. 

(NO Class on October 31, 2019)

Verkuilen Building
MSU Extension - Door E
Assembly Rooms
21885 Dunham Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48036

Cost:  $50.00

The course is taught by MSU Extension staff, certified Master Composters, and local compost experts.  Topics covered include history of composting, compost composition and chemistry, basic composting and yard waste reduction techniques, worm composting, bin, equipment and site selection and benefits and uses of compost.  

To become a certified Master Composter, individuals need to:

  • attend all classes
  • complete the course work and take home review
  • complete 15 hours of volunteer activity related to composting and/or yard waste reduction (4 hours must be completed at a local farmers market such as Mt. Clemens Farmer's Market)

Cost includes notebook and other materials, and refreshments.  

***There is a $5.00 cancellation fee for those who do not cancel by Monday, Sept. 30, 2019***


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For informaton, contact Meghan Cassidy or Tiesha Adams at 586-469-6440.