Maine Compost School Offering Workshop for Schools, Public Institutions

Contact: Mark Hutchinson, Cooperative Extension educator, (207) 832-0343

MONMOUTH — The faculty of the award-winning Maine Compost School will present a two-day compost workshop for schools and public institutions August 17-18 at Highmoor Farm, a University of Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experimental Station in Monmouth, Maine.

The workshop will focus on developing compost/recycling programs in public settings. Participants will learn through hands-on activities, group interaction, demonstrations and lectures. By the end of the workshop, participants will have experienced the science and art of composting, developed skills to initiate a school composting program, used and learned appropriate classroom activities for students, developed a network of school compost colleagues, and had an experience of a lifetime.

Individuals who may find the workshops of particular interest include teachers and instructional staff, food service providers, custodial staff, administrators and school volunteers, according to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Contact Mark Hutchinson, Cooperative Extension educator, at (207) 832-0343 or e-mail for additional information. Contact Jeanne Pipicello, 1-800-244-2104 or email ( for registration details and directions.