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NYC Master Composter

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Certificate

Tattfoo took the Master Composter Certificate Course in 2009, which aims to train an enthusiast to be a compost expert and spread the compost knowhow, making a meaningful impact in the community! The train-the-trainer course is designed to promote the practice of home composting and the reduction of our city’s solid waste and consists of 21 hours of classroom training (including two field trips), and 30 hours of volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. The course is free and is funded through the New York Compost Project by the NYC Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

In the Fall of 2010, Tattfoo took Skills-Building Workshops through the Citizens Committee for New York City for volunteer-led groups and individuals interested in working on community improvement projects. In this Workshop he learned: Basics of Community Organizing: Bringing neighbors together to work on issues that matter to you; Group Structure: Build and maintain an effective neighborhood association or community group; Navigating City Government: Learn how government functions, who is responsible for what, and how to have your community issues addressed; and Grassroots Fundraising: Supporting your group’s work with community fundraising efforts.

Recommended Resource: NYC Compost Project compost/compostproj.shtml! Neighborhood Leadership Institute


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