URI Master Composter Training
Fall 2013

Join Us October 5 & 19!
The URI Master Composter Program trains volunteers to compost and to become advocates for composting and recycling within their local community and around the state. To earn the title 'URI Master Composter,' participants must complete both days of training and a volunteer commitment of at least 30 hours.   Learn More.
Lecture Topics

Food ScrapsThis two-day training will be a combination of lectures and field trips throughout Rhode Island.  
  • Compost fundamentals
  • Vermicomposting
  • Science of composting
  • Waste & resource management in RI
Field Trips
  • Earth Care Farm, Charlestown 
  • The Worm Ladies, Charlestown 
  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), Johnston 
  • Southside Community Landtrust, Providence
working with kids
URI Master Composter, Kevin Fetzer, working with local schools to build compost bins
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Day 1
Saturday October 5
URI Kingston Campus & Charlestown

8:00-8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast (provided)
8:30-11:30 am 
11:30-12:15 pm
Lunch (provided)
12:30-2 pm
Earth Care Farm Field Trip
2:30-4 pm
The Worm Ladies Field Trip  
Day 2
Saturday October 19 
Johnston & Providence

8:30-9:30 am 
Lecture at RIRRC
9:30-11 am
Tour of RIRRC (including large scale compost operation)
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Southside Community Landtrust Field Trip

2-day training, includes breakfast, lunch & materials

Transportation is not provided. Directions will be given upon registration.