Master Composter

We regret to announce this entire series has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. We'll update with new dates as soon as we can.

Let's all stay healthy.




WHAT IS IT:  This series of classes and field trip experiences is:

          Intended to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the composting process

          Designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to compost successfully and to become more environmentally conscious

          Taught by seasoned master composters; OSU & OU professors and other educators; commercial composters; and well-respected public and private sector experts.

The primary goal, however, of this program is to train new master composters.  If a participant is interested in attaining a Master Composter Certification, he/she will be expected to:

          Attend all classes and complete the weekly assignments and short quizzes

          Complete 30 volunteer hours and an educational, composting-related project

Note:  Every participant working toward a master composter certification will be provided with assistance in deciding on and completing his/her project.

WHEN: The new class will begin March 30, 2020 and will run for eight consecutive Monday evenings.  Seating is limited.

WHO SHOULD ATTENDEVERYONE who is interested in learning how to compost successfully and/or achieving a Master Composter Certification.

WHERE:  Classes will be conducted at the OSU Extension Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4116 E. 15th Street.

HOW MUCH:  Tuition for this program is $65.00 and class hours can be used to fulfill continuing education requirements for Tulsa Master Gardeners and possibly other organizations.

Purchase Tickets Below

Please note that after registration and payment, no refunds can be given. However, if you find yourself unable to attend the 2020 class after you have paid, you are invited to attend the 2021 class at no additional charge.

If the class is sold out and you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please send a request by email to:

Session 1:

Composting, Recycling and Healthy Soils

     Introduction to Composting

     Composting as Recycling

     Solid Waste Management


Session :

Composting FBI: Part 1—Good Bin, Bad Bin

     Taking the Mystery Out of Composting

     Building a Compost Bin

Session 3:

Composting FBI: Part 2—Critters in the Compost

     Unseen World of Invertebrates in Compost


     Building a Vermicomposting Unit

Session 4:

Beyond Backyard Compost: Part 1

     Commercial Composting in Oklahoma

     Compost Connection: City Stormwater Management

     Ask the Experts

Session 5:

Save our Soil

     Compost Connections: Reducing Erosion

     Natural Resources Conservation Service Demonstration

     5 Soil Hacks

Session 6:

Beyond Backyard Compost: Part 2

     Compost Connections: Carbon Sequestering

     Cleaning an Aquafer with Compost

     That's a Wrap: Putting It All In Context

Session 7:

Deconstructing the Compost Pile

     Results of Session 2 Compost Bins

     Excursion to Commercial Composting Operation

Session 8:

     Field Trip!!!

4116 E. 15th Street

Tulsa, OK  74112-6198