Improve your lawn and garden while making new friends

The Home Composting Education Program for Santa Clara County
(HCEP) is accepting applications for training to become a Master
Composter Volunteer.
The Home Composting Education Program for Santa Clara County (HCEP) is accepting applications for training to become a Master Composter Volunteer. In return for free instruction, materials and a Master’s Certificate in the Art & Science of Composting, graduates do public education outreach events and workshops throughout Santa Clara County.

The Class of 2005 runs every Wednesday evening from 6:30-9PM at the Santa Clara County Service Center in San Jose, January 12-March 9. There is also a series of three Saturday field trips and hands-on activities.

“This is a unique opportunity for people who are interested in gardening, recycling and the environment to make a difference”, says Program Coordinator Ken Kelly. “Master Composters teach others how to use our natural resources wisely.”

One of last year’s graduates uses her Master Composter training to teach her neighbors about composting. “Composting happens without me, but now l know why and how to turn it to Earth’s advantage”, she says. “The Master Composter class opened my eyes to the valuable resource I was leaving at the curb!”

Nearly 40 percent of what Santa Clara County residents throw in the garbage or leave at the curb can easily be composted at home, according to experts.

Backyard and worm composting is a major element in each city’s efforts to meet state and local waste reduction goals, as well as guidance for our children to be better stewards of Planet Earth.

Joining the 200 other Master Composter Volunteers that have trained in this program since its inception a decade ago is a great way to meet new friends, and influence people positively.

Call the Home Composting Education Program for an application form and more information: 408-918-4640, or email [email protected] Apply on line at the HCEP website www.ReduceWaste.org.”

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