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URI Master Composter Training
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; however, the training is open to everyone whether you choose to become a volunteer or not.   This training is appropriate whether you are a beginner or seasoned composter!
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
  • Roger Williams Park Community Garden, Providence 
working with kids
URI Master Composter, Kevin Fetzer, working with local schools to build compost bins
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2-day training includes meals for day 1 and materials.
Day 1:
 October 18th 
URI Kingston Campus & Charlestown, RI 

8:00-8:30 am
8:30-11:30 am 
11:45-12:15 pm
Lunch (provided)
12:30-2 pm
Field Trip at Earth Care Farm 
2:30-3:30 pm
Field Trip at The Worm Ladies  
Day 2: 
October 25th 
Johnston &
Providence, RI
9:30-11 am
Tour of RIRRC (including large-scale compost operation)

11:00- 12:00 pm
Lecture at RIRRC

12:00- 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own or as a group in the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center 

1:00-2:00 pm 
Lecture at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
2:30-3:30 pm
Field Trip at Southside Community Landtrust