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2019 Maine Compost School (FULL)


June 17-21, 2019 – June School is Full
October 7-11, 2019 October School is Full

8am-5pm (except Friday 8am-3pm)

The Maine Compost School is the nation’s longest continually running compost education program.

Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches on Monday through Friday, assorted publications, a composting video series, and field trip.


To be added to a waiting list please email

Program Description

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States.

The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators.

For more information visit the website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Mark A. King at 207.592.0455 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Program Details


June 17-21, 2019 & October 7-11, 2019


Highmoor Farm, a University of Maine research farm facility located in Monmouth, Maine. Directions will be provided with the registration confirmation letter.

Contact Name

Mark King, Maine Department Environmental Protection

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