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Classes and Other Activities for the Public

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

Our classes include the art, science, materials, methods, and benefits of various composting techniques. Classes listed are free and open to all ages unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for most activities. New classes will be added as they are scheduled. Be sure to check again if you don't find a class that works for you. And, details might change so please check for revisions. If you have an event to add, please send email to webmaster@nmcomposters.org.

04/17/2014  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at CNM, Montoya Campus, Room H-126, 4700 Morris St NE, Albuquerque (map). To register or for more information send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/26/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Road, Rio Rancho (map). To register or for more information call 505-891-5012, option 3, or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/26/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
04/27/2014  
Sunday
Composting Information Booth, Earth Day Event: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque (corner of Comanche and Carlisle) (map). This is not a class. No registration is required. Free and open to the public. Bring your compost questions. Composters at booth: Bill and Rye Bailey.
05/03/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Town of Cochiti Lake, Fire Station, 6515 Hoochaneetsa Blvd., Cochiti Lake, NM (map). To register call 505-465-2421 or send email to clerk@cochitilake.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/10/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Cherry Hills Library, Meeting Room, 6901 Barstow NE, Albuquerque (map). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
05/10-11/2014
Saturday/Sunday
Herbfest Information Table: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque (map). Day-use parking fee is $3.00. (This is not a class. No registration required.)
05/17/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Lomas Tramway Library, Community Room, 908 Eastridge NE, Albuquerque (map). To register or for more information send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Judy Espinoza.
05/17/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at The Volunteer Center of Grant County, 501 East 13th Street, Silver City, NM (map). No registration is required for this class. For more information you may call Terry Timme, Silver City Office of Sustainability, 575-519-8987. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/21/2014  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bear Canyon Senior Center, Room 5, 4645 Pitt NE, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
05/24/2014  
Saturday
Drought Proofing Your Garden: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/24/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE (map). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
05/28/2014  
Wednesday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bear Canyon Senior Center, Room 5, 4645 Pitt NE, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Ralph Anderson.
06/04/2014  
Wednesday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bear Canyon Senior Center, Room 5, 4645 Pitt NE, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
06/10/2014  
Tuesday
Home Composting Basics: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map). To register or for more information call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
06/14/2014  
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Cherry Hills Library, Meeting Room, 6901 Barstow NE, Albuquerque (map). June is kids science month. The class is open to children and adults. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Connie Henry.
06/18/2014  
Wednesday
Drought Gardening Strategies: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bear Canyon Senior Center, Room 5, 4645 Pitt NE, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
10/15/2014 to  
11/08/2014
Master Composter Training: Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Ext Blvd. NW, Albuquerque (map). The purpose of the Master Composter training course is to educate people to be expert composters who will then teach others how to compost. There is a fee for the training and some volunteer hours are required. See 2014 Master Composter Training for more information.