Date: June 12 – 14, 2013
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 555 Funston Place, San Antonio,Texas 8209-6635
Applications are received on first come basis and limited to 24 positions for this class.
To provide training whereby Master Gardeners can obtain specialization in areas that support or expand designed programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in their counties. In an effort to provide training, the Master Gardener Specialist-Composter Training was created as an intensive multi-day training that will empower Master Gardeners with knowledge and skills required to effectively support and multiply Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service efforts in Earth-Kind® educational programs. The class focuses on composting for the home gardener with insight to commercial compost production and recycling. Composting has many positive benefits when used in our gardens and landscapes. Most people try what they think is composting but often end up with trash piles. This training is meant to help explain the correct way to home compost as well as the added benefits of its usages in the garden. It will include practical applications of composting for the home gardener and will benefit us and the environment, we all live in. Master Gardeners who fulfill specified training and volunteer requirements will be recognized as Master Gardener Specialist in the specified field of Composting. This certification does not empower the individual with supervisory or administrative authority within their local county programs, but provides them the knowledge to support their Master Gardener Educational Outreach Program.
To be eligible for the Master Gardener Specialist – Composter Training, an applicant must possess an up-to-date Master Gardener certification or be an employee of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Master Gardener application must be approved by their local Master Gardener Program Coordinator or their County Extension Agent. Master Gardener Specialist-Composter Training program is designed to train and certify Master Gardeners to become part of a state corps of compost experts and educators. To become a certified Master Gardener Specialist-Composter, the Master Gardener is required to attend and complete the Master Gardener Specialist-Composter Training. Training activities during the course will encourage Master Gardeners to complete these service requirements