Master Composter Course

Every Wednesday
Oct. 14 - Nov. 18, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Online via Zoom

Cost:  $55.00

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

The cost of this program includes 12 hours of instruction by MSU staff and local compost professionals and the Master Composter resource notebook. A certificate of completion will be given upon completion of the course.

There is a $15.00 cancellation fee for those who do not cancel by Sept. 30, 2020.


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 information about the Master Composter course, please contact Terry Gibb at 586-469-6440 or