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.  

Details for the 2019 Georgia Master Composter Program have not been finalized.  Expect the classes to be held weekly in the evening from late January into April which will include a special field trip.  If you are interesting in learning more about the Master Composter Program or to receive and application when they become available, please email atedrow@uga.edu or call (706) 613-3640.