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The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension Of Rensselaer County is to put experience and research knowledge to work through educational partnerships that improve residents' lives and communities.

Our Vision is that Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is widely recognized as the resource of choice for excellent community education programs, continuing to work in collaboration with other community resources to provide up-to-date information and technology to a constantly widening circle of county residents.

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The Master Composter training includes seven class sessions. Six of the sessions will be indoors, classroom style, and one session will be a tour of local composting sites. The following topics are scheduled to be covered:
*Introduction to Composting
*Local Composting Efforts
*Waste Prevention, Re-Use and Buying Recycled
*Backyard Composting
*Urban Soils, Lawn Care, Yard Waste Recycling and Using Compost
*Vermicomposting and Decomposition of Organics and Non-organics
*Spreading the Message About Composting, Engaging the Public and Troubleshooting Composting Problems
*Tour of Local Composting Sites
*Upcycling (converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value)
In addition to the seven sessions, class participants will be encouraged to participate in a composting event in Troy, scheduled to coincide with International Compost Awareness Week (May 5 to 11).
Click here for the 2014 Master Composter Brochure.
April 10, 2014, 7pm at the CCE offices, 61 State Street Troy, NY. Open to residents age 14 years (by April 15, 2014) or older. Intensive course with orientation on April 10, 2014 followed by three day sessions from 9am to 4pm, April 15-17, 2014. The focus of this program will be safe operation and maintenance of large equipment, personal protections, chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards as well as livestock handling. Cost of the program is $45 ($35 to those already enrolled in CCE programs). Pre-registration by April 7, 2014 is required. Call 272-4210 for more information or to register
April 17, 2014 from 10:00am-2:30pm at the Hudson Valley Price Chopper. Learn how to make better beverage choices and decrease your consumption of sugar sweetened beverages. Free to the public.
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