Master Composter Training

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

A mentor with an apprentice
Photo courtesy of Diana Chantalle

Master composter training is a focused "train-the-trainer" program which prepares individuals to become educators in a variety of composting methods for the community. Participants will become adept in the science, art, materials, methods, and benefits of home composting in the high desert.

After you have completed the training plus 10 hours of volunteer service, you will be eligible to become a Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter.

In 2021, we changed from the classroom-based training, which we held most years since 2010, to one-on-one mentor/apprentice training. The mentor and apprentice will follow a syllabus based on our training manual. There will be both textual and hands-on collaboration and instruction.

We are now accepting applications.

To learn more about the program and to learn how to apply, please see Master Composter Apprentice Program Description and Requirements.

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.