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Join the Master Composter Training Program and learn: 

  • The basics of turning that garden debris into garden gold
  • What to put in and what to leave out of your compost pile
  • How to mix, moisten, and manage your way to successful soil enrichment
  • How to stop scraping food scraps down the drain and turn them into a nutritious soil amendment
  • The 7 steps to a Texas SmartScape© water-conserving yard
  • Which native and adapted plants do well in our region
  • How to deal with what is bugging your garden

Who are Master Composters?

Master Composters are community volunteers who love turning yard trimming greens and browns into black gold and teaching others to do the same. If you are passionate about gardening, enjoy talking with friends and neighbors, and want to share your knowledge, the City of Plano’s Sustainability and Environmental Education Division wants YOU to join the Master Gardener training program and become a State of Texas Master Composter.

Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, four-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts.

Master Composter Training 

Master Composter Training is held each January. 

Class 1    Thursday, January 24, 7-9 p.m.
Class 2    Friday, January 25, 7-9 p.m.
Class 3    Saturday, January 26, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Class 4    Thursday, February 21, 7-9 p.m.

Master Composter Training Information


Contact Erin Hoffer by email or at 972-769-4228.