Free Enrollment in ILSR’s Community Composting 101 Course May 7-13!

Date: 1 May 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Do you want to start a community-based composting project, but aren’t sure where to start? Are you involved with an existing community composting initiative, but need to brush up on the best practices for engaging folks in your project? Do you need to train your staff or project partners in the fundamentals of hot composting? Our Community Composting 101 Online Certificate Course is for you! 

ILSR is offering free enrollment to residents in the following states and tribal lands during International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), May 7 – 13:



  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
  • Narragansett Indian Tribe
  • Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indians – Indian Township Reservation
  • Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indians – Pleasant Point Reservation
  • Penobscot Indian Nation
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  • Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs
  • Mohegan Tribe
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe



  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Chickahominy Indian Tribe Providence Forge, VA
  • Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division Providence Forge, VA
  • Monacan Indian Nation Amherst, VA
  • Nansemond Indian Nation Suffolk, VA
  • Pamunkey Indian Tribe King William, VA
  • Rappahannock Tribe Indian Neck, VA
  • Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe King William, VA


Who is this course for?

  • Anyone interested in starting or supporting a community composting initiative
  • Anyone involved in an existing community composting initiative

No prior experience with composting is necessary, but you do need access to a computer. This course is self-paced and provides a certificate upon completion. To take advantage of this promotion, residents of the above listed states and tribal lands should enroll in the course between May 7 – 13 (the course can be completed after the promotion ends). ENROLL HERE.

We are dedicated to making our resources accessible to those in need, including historically disenfranchised and BIPOC communities. Bulk discounts and individual scholarships are available to anyone, regardless of where they live. Learn more here.


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Please note: the focus of this course is hot or thermophilic composting, not vermicomposting (composting with worms). However, the information on the benefits of composting and background on community composting will be relevant regardless of the composting system being used. 

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Linda is the Senior Program Manager for ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative and Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Composter Training Program.