UGA Extension Office

Athens-Clarke County Master Composter Program

Established in 2011 as a partnership between Athens-Clarke County Extension and the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department, the Georgia Master Composter Program is an adult education course and Extension Volunteer program.  Master Composters complete a nine-week training course that covers all aspects of the composting process.  Classes are taught by UGA faculty, Athens-Clarke County and US Forest Service staff, and small and commercial business owners.  Topics include the chemistry and microbiology of composting, types of and reasons for composting, composting techniques and teaching tools.  As Extension volunteers, Master Composters then use this information to share composting basics with their family, friends and the community.  To date, the Georgia Master Composter Program has trained 56 participants in the Athens area.

Enrollment for the 2017 Georgia Master Composter program is now closed.  For additional information or to be included on a list to receive an application for the 2018 program when they become available, please contac Amanda Tedrow by calling (706) 613-3640 or email