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Save the Earth, One Compost Pile at a Time

Become a Master Composter/Soil Builder – Applications Due March 7

Learn all about composting and then teach others as a Master Composter.

Feb 13, 2012

reduce the waste you create at the same time? Composting will ensure that your garden contains healthy soil, and maintain high quality soil for decades. We can teach you how to compost food and yard waste and then you can pass along that gift. 

 

Seattleites are invited to apply to participate in the Master Composter/Soil Builder program at Seattle Tilth. The program is rigorous, practical and fun!  After completing the 4-week training program, participants volunteer in the community as a trusted advisor and resource on the following topics:

§  backyard food and yard waste composting

§  soil science

§  stormwater management

§  curbside recycling

§  natural resource conservation in the home landscape

 

With over 20 years of history, Master Composter/Soil Builders have become a fixture in Seattle providing their expertise at local farmers markets, schools, P-Patch gardens, neighborhood festivals and community events. Some great volunteer accomplishments include setting up a school composting program, building worm bins at a low-income housing community and working with immigrants and refugees to develop effective composting systems for their community gardens.

 

This is a great opportunity to build professional and personal skills, meet new friends and make future connections while providing leadership in Seattle’s sustainability efforts. Applications are now being accepted and are due Wednesday, March 7.

 

Learn more about the Master Composter/Soil Builder program at http://seattletilth.org/learn/mcsb.

 

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The Master Composter/Soil Builder program is managed by Seattle Tilth and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities. Seattle Tilth is a nonprofit educational organization that inspires and educates people to grow food  organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.

Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. seattletilth.org

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