Composting Training

What Master Composters Do

Master Composters have become involved in hundreds of activities, from Saint Patrick’s Day floats to sharing recipes for Christmas leftovers, from summer fairs to winter markets. They have answered thousands of queries about home composting and food waste management. As well as helping others (and the environment), the Master Composters have benefited greatly from their training – some have gone on to do vocational courses in organic horticulture and similar disciplines.

Each Master Composter will find different ways to contribute, as suits their own personality and circumstances.


  • Schools – those with gardens and those that don’t, which may need encouragement
  • Allotment groups and gardening clubs
  • Tidy Towns groups
  • Active Retirement groups, ICA, and other community associations
  • Guest speakers at evening classes in Gardening


  • Schools
  • Neighbourhood events
  • Local garden centres
  • To your next-door neighbours
  • Set up a home composting demonstration site

Written articles

  • Promotion in the local press – the benefits of home made compost
  • Articles in the gardening section of the local paper
  • Promotion of the local sales of green waste compost
  • Newsletters for allotment groups or local resident community groups
  • Articles in Parish/Community/ Church Magazines

Other promotion ideas

  • Help promote future sales of compost bins
  • Help develop education programmes for schools and colleges
  • Help at council run roadshows
  • Help design leaflets
  • Contribute to websites

Other ways to help

  • Set up a community composting demo site
  • Help run a community compost demo site

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