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 ATTEND: EVERYONE 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.
4116 E. 15th Street,Tulsa, OK 74112-6198
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: March 30
Composting, Recycling and Healthy Soils
Introduction to Composting
Composting as Recycling
Solid Waste Management
Session 2: April 6
Composting FBI: Part 1—Good Bin, Bad Bin
Taking the Mystery Out of Composting
Building a Compost Bin
Session 3: April 13
Composting FBI: Part 2—Critters in the Compost
Unseen World of Invertebrates in Compost
Building a Vermicomposting Unit
Session 4: April 20
Beyond Backyard Compost: Part 1
Commercial Composting in Oklahoma
Compost Connection: City Stormwater Management
Ask the Experts
Session 5: April 27
Save our Soil
Compost Connections: Reducing Erosion
Natural Resources Conservation Service Demonstration
5 Soil Hacks
Session 6: May 4
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: May 11
Deconstructing the Compost Pile
Results of Session 2 Compost Bins
Excursion to Commercial Composting Operation
Session 8: May 18
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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.