Master Composter Applications Now Open Through Seattle Tilth

February 25, 2016 6:09am


Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Seattle Tilth is offering the Master Composter/Soil Building program in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities to train community members to become compost educators.

Community volunteers participate in 28 hours of classroom learning, hands-on practice and field trips to learn how to compost, soil science and natural yard care. The training includes eight sessions during four weeks starting Tuesday, March 22 in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood (4649 Sunnyside Ave N).

After the training, each Master Composter contributes 35 hours of volunteer outreach, teaching practical techniques to other community members throughout the city. Volunteers work on projects of their own choosing – at schools, churches, community centers, businesses and community gardens.

Apply by March 6
The Master Composter program is for Seattle residents only. However, King County residents who live outside of Seattle are encouraged to apply to similar programs offered in King County. Applications are due March 6. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about the program, go to Seattle Tilth.