This page has important information for individuals that have received confirmation from Green Action Centre that they have been accepted to the 2016 Fall Master Composter Course.

Personal Information Form

To enable us to better organise the course and to gather some personal information for our records, you will need to fill out our Master Composter Personal Information Form before the start of the course.

Green Action Centre is committed to your privacy and collects personal information only with your consent.  Personal information is used for internal purposes or to communicate with you and will not be shared with other third parties without your permission.

Course Payment

We prefer that the $100 course fee be paid before the start of the class.  You can pay on-line by clicking on the button below which brings you to the Pay Pal website which gives you the option to pay by credit card if you don’t have a Pay Pal account.  If you prefer, you may pay by cheque or in person with cash.  Cheque are to be made to Green Action Centre.  Once you have completed the course along with your volunteer hours, you can decide to have a $50 refund or donate it to Green Action Centre.

Course Outline and Details

Saturday September 17th, 1:00-4:30 pm

Location: People Garden (Corner of Darling St. and Balfour Ave.) and Riverview Community Centre (90 Ashland Ave.)

Welcome & Introductions, Course Overview: A chance to learn a bit about each other and find out what to expect during the course
Presentation of Green Action Centre: An overview our programs and services
Backyard Composting Basics: Intro to composting with a chance to check out some outdoor compost bins
Compost Doctor: A hands-on activity diagnosing compost piles as well as preparing compost maturity tests

Thursday September 22, 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: EcoCentre Boardroom (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave)

Compost Microorganisms: A closer look of compost critters using a microscope
Composting for a Healthy Soil Food Web: Soil science 101
Compost Winnipeg: A chance to learn more about our compost pick-up social enterprise
Benefits and Barriers: An exercise exploring how to most effectively encourage composting

Saturday September 24, 1:00-4:30pm

Rain date Saturday October 1, 1:00 – 4:30pm
Location: People Garden (Corner of Darling St. and Balfour Ave.)

Compost Detective: A group activity that requires your senses to figure out the maturity of compost
Volunteering for Green Action Centre: An overview of the expectations of being a Master Composter
Roundtable: Time for questions and brainstorming potential volunteer opportunities
Community Garden Tour: A tour of the composting systems at the Riverview Community Garden

Thursday October 6, 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Eco Centre Boardroom (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave)

Current Affairs in Composting: A highlight of composting programs in Manitoba
Vermicomposting Basics: Learn how to maintain a vermicompost bin. Need to keep those worms happy!
Pot Pourri:A group activity to review what we’ve learnt and acquire some new composting knowledge
Wrap-up:That’s it! A time to fill out the course evaluation and say our goodbyes but not for long!