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Composter Program comes to Summit in June

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The 2006 Master Mountain Composter program will begin Thursday, June 22 and will continue every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. for seven weeks (with no class on June 29). Subjects that will be covered during the seven-week program will include the fundamentals of composting, setting up a compost pile, science of composting, high altitude and cold weather considerations, alternative composting methods and harvesting and utilizing compost.In order to receive certification as a Master Mountain Composter, each participant will be required to perform 20 hours of community outreach by the end of July 2007. Some potential activities that will fulfill this requirement include manning informational booths at local farmer’s markets and festivals, writing a composting column in local newspapers or newsletters, giving presentations, maintaining a compost demonstration area, creating new tools for community outreach, and/or assisting other community members with setting up and maintaining a compost bin. There is the option to become a Trained Mountain Composter as well, which allows individuals to attend the training sessions without taking part in the community service component. The fee for this option is $135. Priority is given to those choosing to participate in the community outreach portion of the program. The same application must be filled out for both options and are due on June 12 with a check for the program fees. This fee will be refunded to anyone not accepted to the program. If interested in joining the program, please contact the High Country Conservation Center (formerly Summit Recycling Project) at (970) 668-5703 or e-mail recycle@colorado.net to obtain an application.


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