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.  

The 2018 Georgia Master Composter Program will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm from January 31 through April 11, with a special field trip scheduled for Saturday, March 24.  Classes are held at the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department Training Room (725 Hancock Industrial Way) and the program cost is $200.  To register and for more information, please email atedrow@uga.edu or call (706) 613-3640.