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Course Overview

This short course will explore the benefits of composting food waste and its impact on soil health and ultimately to carbon reduction. You will learn how to transform food scraps into nutrient-rich compost through hands-on practice, as well as the science on how compost can improve soil structure, increase nutrient availability, and support beneficial soil microbes. The course will also delve into the role of microbes in the composting process and how they contribute towards healthy soil ecosystem, which would further contribute to carbon cycle by acting as a carbon sink.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to create your own compost at home or in your organization, you will also be cultivated with the mindset of interconnectivity of the carbon cycle. With these skills and awareness, you are empowered to take actions and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Who Should Attend

  • Educators
  • Landscapers
  • Gardeners
  • Urban farmers

What You'll Learn

Introduction to Food Waste Composting and Soil Health


  • Basics of Composting (principles, methods, and technologies)
  • Microbes in Composting
  • Soil Health Technologies
  • Climate Change and soil as Carbon Sink


Applications of Composting and Soil Health Technologies


  • Setting up and managing a compost at small scale
  • Troubleshooting common composting issues
  • Best practices for composting food waste
  • Assessing compost quality and soil health










Participants who meet at least 75% of the required course attendance and pass the assessment will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757


  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.