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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel

Contact: Terry Gibb

Phone: 586-469-6440



September 10, 2019

Michigan State University Extension to offer Master Composting Course

Composting is a natural way to improve your lawn and garden while disposing of yard waste in a way that saves time, money and energy. Interested individuals can learn more about this process through MSU Extension’s six-week Master Composter Course, which will be held on Thursdays, October 3 through November 14 (no class October 31) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Classes will take place at the VerKuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township.

The course fee is $50, which includes 15 hours of instruction by MSU staff and local compost professionals and the Master Composter resource notebook. Fifteen hours of volunteer service are required to receive certification as a Master Composter.

The Master Composter course covers:

  • Bin and site selection
  • Composting basics
  • Composting systems
  • Equipment
  • Michigan legislation and local ordinances
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Worm composting
  • Yard waste reduction

For more information, call 586-469-6440. To register, go online at The registration deadline is September 27.

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) brings educational programs to residents empowering them to improve their lives and community. County-based MSUE staff, in concert with on-campus faculty members, serve residents with programming focused on agriculture, natural resources, children, youth and families, community and economic development.


21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

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