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2011 Master Composter Training Program Accepting Application


SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara Master Composter Program is now accepting application for its 2011 Class. The 2011 Master Composter volunteer training will begin in January 2011.

The Master Composter Program a volunteer organization designed to spread the word about backyard composting. Composting yard waste and food scraps is one of the most effective ways to reduce waste, benefit local soil, conserve water, and protect storm water. Residents can become an agent of change in this process by participating in the Master Composter volunteer training program.

There is a materials charge of $50 for the training. Scholarships may be available upon request. After graduation, volunteers are required to provide 50 hours of volunteer service in the county. The volunteer service include staffing tables at events, starting school programs, teaching classes on composting, and helping at compost bin sales. Master Composters get together each month to share information and hear great guest speakers.

If you are interested in joining the Master Composter volunteer program, please go online to fill out the application: The application deadline is Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

Media Contact: Zachary DeVine, Integrated Waste Management Division, County of Santa Clara, (408) 282-3186
Posted: October 29, 2010