Cooperative Extension’s annual Compost Fair Sunday, April 23, from 12-4pm


This spring’s Compost Fair will take place on Sunday, April 23, from 12-4pm. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, and in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race, the family-friendly event will feature games, crafts, prizes, compost science demonstrations, and music provided by Rot ‘n Roll. Anyone who is interested in turning kitchen food scraps into rich compost is encouraged to stop by.

Master Composters will be on hand to troubleshoot and help composters of all experience levels improve their technique. Attendees are encouraged to tour demonstrations of indoor vermiculture (worm) bins and Japanese Bokashi composting methods. They can also learn how to use ‘lasagna’ layering to mix an effective balance of ingredients in outdoor bins. Soil testing will be available for any participants who want to bring in a sample of their home garden soil or compost and test its pH.

The Compost Fair is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn something new about the art and science of home composting.

Community partners include Master Gardeners, Rural Youth Services, the CCETC (bicycle powered!) Energy Program, Primitive Pursuits, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management, and the Cornell Nature Society.

Compost Fair organizers are grateful for generous support from local businesses who are donating prizes. Many thanks to Yoga Farm, Mighty Yoga, Get Your Green Back, Paleontological Research Center, Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP, Home Green Home, Autumn Leaves Books, One World Market, and The Watershed.

We hope to see you and your family there to experience the joy and learn about the sustainability of compost!

Compost Fair Website:


Adam Michaelides

Program Manager, Compost Education Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County / (607) 272-2292 x 124


About David Gower

Green Resource Hub Board Member and Acting Treasurer…and unofficial web designer.

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