Cooperative Extension Service Bernalillo County

Map of area in the vicinity of Bernalillo County Extension Services office located at 1510 Menaul Blvd Northwest extension, 12th & Menaul Blvd NW.  Circle over intersection.  Encouraging citizens to enter the property using the driveway on Indian School Rd Northwest, and to a"Avoid Intersection" at 12th Street Northwest and Meanul Blvd Northwest.

* * * Avoid 12th & Menaul Blvd NW * * *
Suggestion: Use Rio Grande Blvd, then turn eastbound onto Indian School Rd NW.

Construction Update as of 10/14/19:

  • Menaul Blvd NW
    Motorists traveling in this area should expect delays, as only one lane of traffic expected to be allowed in each direction (east and west), west of 12th Street to East of Los Tomases Dr.

  • 12th St Northbound to 10th St Northbound
    Woodland Ave, between 12th and 10th, will have restrictions through Nov. for installation for a new 6-inch waterline.

Project scheduled to be completed in January 2020. (Note: Regular work hours will be Mon.-Fri., 7 AM-5 PM, although crews may work different hours or weekends as needed. All work is weather permitting & subject to change without notice.)

Major Program Areas

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Seasonal News

November 2 Aquaponics Workshop in the News
ALBUQUERQUE - The increasing awareness of limited land and water resources, coupled with an interest and desire to grow food sustainably, has led people across the country, and here in New Mexico, to look more closely at aquaponics as a strategy to address these issues. (read more...)

* NEW Nov. 6 Deadline * - NMDA extends Healthy Soil Program Pilot Project Grant Proposal Deadline
Proposals must be submitted through eligible entities* by Nov. 6 (extending the previous Oct. 3 deadline). For more details about the submission process, see their FAQ, and call New Mexico Department of Agriculture directly at 575-646-2642 with questions.
* NOTE: Please run all submissions through your local Soil & Water Conservation District and not through the County Cooperative Extension office.

Food Preservation
Hunting season is in full swing! Check out this quick and easy recipe for jerky [outside link], shared by our own Nicole Jacobs on a recent episode of New Mexico Living.

* NEW * - Extension Program Webinars Now Online!

Family and Consumer Science webinars are now available for viewing on all your devices. Learn from NMSU's Extension educators via the NMSU Extension webpage:
Upcoming webinars and previously recorded webinars are listed.

Recall: General Mills recalls five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall. (Click here to read more)

  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-19610-0
    • Recalled Better if Used by Date: 06SEP2020KC

* * * Beware of Area Detours * * *
Area Construction September 2019 to April 2020

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority will replace decades old water lines during their 4-5 month project. The 12th St NW & Menaul Blvd NW intersection will at times be fully closed possibly for periods of 90 days or more.
Following, the City of Albuquerque plans additional closures while constructing the roundabout for the intersection.
See the reference Map posted to the right under "Contact Us," and check back often for updates from the ABCWUA press room.

  • Aquaponics - Equipment, Methods, & Maintenance
    New Page!
    Click the above Aquaponics link for more information. This new page includes postings for subject matter Classes & Events, as well as relevant Resources (NMSU Publications and Informative Websites).
    Note: Also contains details concerning the November 2 - Introduction to Aquaponics Workshop .

Contact Us

Bernalillo County
Cooperative Extension Service

1510 Menaul Blvd NW Ext
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386
844-409-0562 (Toll Free)
Fax: 505-243-1545

Map of Area Construction
September 2019 to April 2020

* * * BEGINS SEPT. 30th * * *
Map of detours scheduled for roads near intersection of 12th St NW & Menaul Blvd NW. On 12th St NW, from in from of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center north Los Arboles Avenue NW.  On Menaul Blvd NW, from the 4-H Park east to Los Tomases Dr. NW.<br>
Detours scheduled for roads
in the vicinity of the
the intersection at
12th St NW & Menaul Blvd NW.

On 12th St NW, from in front of the
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
north to Los Arboles Avenue NW.

On Menaul Blvd NW, from the
4-H Park on Menaul Blvd NW
east to Los Tomases Dr. NW.

Upcoming Events and Classes

2019 Fall FCS Brochure-Updated
Download the 2019 Family and Consumer Sciences Autumn Brochure for news and information about upcoming classes, workshops, and other activities. Additional details are available here on the website; check back for updates.

Reservations are required for all classes

  • Reservations: Must Call 505-243-1386, or Email:
  • Confirmation (& Fees): Due 2 weeks prior to program's start date .

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
Learn skills to better manage your health, by Dianne Christensen. Space in this 6-week DSMP Workshop is limited. Pre-Registration: Required. Call 505-243-1386 to RSVP. Open to those with Type 2 Diabetes (family, friends, and caregivers welcome to accompany). Cost: Free

  • October (15), 22, 29 and November 5, 12, & 19
    • Albuquerque - Tuesdays, 10/15-11/19/2019, 9 AM-11:30 AM.
      (Click for map): Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services Lab, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW

  • October (17), 24, 31 and November 7, 14, & 21
    • Tijeras - Thursdays , 10/17-11/21/2019, 9 AM-11:30 AM
      (Click for map): Tijeras Senior Center, 10 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059

October 23 - Regenerative Farming And Ranching Workshop
Wednesday 10/23/19. Location: Los Lunas. Contact Kim Barmann, 505-0217-6657, Soil Health Academy. Fee: $65 per workshop; lunch included. Register: click here..

October 24 - Pollinator Series: A Survey of Native Bees
Thursday, 10/24/19, 6 PM - A broad survey across some of the more common groups of native bee species, with a focus on their varied life histories, as well as current trends in native bee research and conservation. Lecturer: Mike Simanonok, PhD. Click for Flyer Cost: Free. Location: Aquarium/Botanic Garden Education Building, 2601 Central Ave NW 87104(Click for Map), 505-848-7180.

November 2 - Introduction to Aquaponics Workshop
Saturday, 11/02/19, 8 AM-5 PM. Presented by NMSU, Santa Fe Community College, and Sanctuary at ABQ.
Updated: Click to download flyer. Location: 4-H Building, Bernalillo County Extension Service, *1500* Menaul Blvd Ext NW (Click for Map). Cost: $40, includes Lunch and Tour. Registration: Required; please register & pay at Bernalillo Co. Extension Office; a Wait List will be available. Visit the Aquaponics webpage.for more information and agenda updates.

Public Meetings - Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Learn more about how you can be involved. RSVP: Linda Hood, 505-681-9675 or

  • Albuquerque - November 4, 2 PM--4:15 PM. See Flyer - See Agenda Note: Allow extra time for road construction in the area of 12th & Menaul Blvd NW. Location: 4-H Building, Bernalillo County Extension Service, *1500* Menaul Blvd NW Extension, 87107(Click for Map)
  • Santa Fe - November 4, 9 AM-11:15 AM - See Flyer
  • Las Cruces - November 6, 2 PM-4:15 PM - See Flyer

2019 Healthy Holiday Dishes - Hands-On Lab Class

  • November 6 - Eating Well With Diabetes
    Wednesday, 11/06/19, 9 AM-12 PM. Regardless of whether you are diabetic, plan to come and enjoy learning to make healthy dishes your friends and family will enjoy. LAB FEE: $10.00. Pre-registration: Required; call the office 505-243-1386. Location: (Click for map): Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services Lab, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

November 7 - Recall Ready Workshop
Thursday, 11/07/19, 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM - The United Fresh Recall Ready Workshop (click for flyer) includes lunch, manual, and certificate of course completion. Click for more information and to Register (Deadline Nov. 1). Location: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW (Click for Map). Cost: $20 in advance online. [Checks must be received by Nov. 1, made payable to NMSU (Mail to ATTN: Attn: Janet Witte, NMSU College of ACES, PO Box 30003, MSC 3AE, Las Cruces, NM 88003)], or $50 at the door.

2019 Los Ranchos Farm and Garden Series. Demonstrations, Workshops, & Lectures. Reservations: Some classes may have a space limitation, so please RSVP early to reserve yours. Fee: $5 per class (cash or check at the door). Location: (Click for map): Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW

  • Upcoming Classes - (Check back for Registration Links, available ~2 weeks in advance).
    • November 9 - Hoops/Mulch/Cold Frames - Saturday, 11/09/19, 9 AM - 12 PM, by John Garlisch.
    • December 11 - Wine Tasting for the Holidays - Wednesday, 12/11/19, 6 PM - 8 PM, by Dr. Gill Giese.

November 12 - Workshop: Maximizing Your Farm Tax Opportunities
Tuesday, 11/12/19, 6 PM. "Navigating Taxes for Small Farms." Presentations by Jim Libbin (NMSU Ag Economics Professor), Don H. Umbrage (CPA), and Beveraly Dominguez Romero (Valencia Co. Assessor). Cost: Free. For information, and to RSVP, call: 505-565-3002. Location: Valencia County Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas (Click for map).

November 16 - 2019 Beef Quality Assurance Certification
Saturday, 11/16/19, 9 AM-11 AM. Cost: Free. Provided by: Valencia Co. Cooperative Extension Service. For Information Call: (505) 565-3002. Location: Valencia County Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas (Click for Map)

November 21 - Pesticide Applicators Workshops
NMSU Extension Plant Sciences department is hosting four workshops around the state in November
5 CEU Seminar for current license holders, or
Pre-License Training for those wanting help before licensing exam.

For information about other other workshops around the state, please visit the website.

December 3 - 10th Annual Forage Growers Workshop
Tuesday, 12/03/19. 8 AM-4:30 PM. Topics Include: Fertilization & Soil Testing; Adjuvants & Surfactants; Weed Management; Agriculture Land Trusts; USDA & MRGCD Updates; and Pesticide Application. For information call: 505-565-3002. Cost: $20 Registration (Program materials, lunch, door prices, 5 NMDA CEUs). Registration: Location: UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas (Click for map).

December 10 - New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Tuesday, 12/10/19, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Irrigation, weed management, organic pest and disease control, local grower panel, and more. Free & Open to the Public (with lunch provided). For more info, Call 575-646-3155, or email Location: UNM Valencia Campus, Los Lunas. Presented by NM Western SARE - Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education.

January ??-?? - 2020 New Mexico Hay & Forage Conference
TBD - Check back for more information. Click here for information from the last conference, held in January, 2019.

2020 - Upcoming Classes, Events, and Workshops
* * * Please note: Reservations begin January 2020 * * *

  • January-May- National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
    For those at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. You Can Make A Change For Life. 16 weekly meetings & 6 monthly follow-up sessions.
    Reservations: Accepted after Jan. 1 - Ccall 505-243-1386.
    • Albuquerque - Tuesdays, Jan 28-May 12, 9 AM-10:30 AM
    • Tijeras - Thursdays, Jan 30-May 14, 9 AM-10:30 AM

  • February - Slim & Strong
    6 Weekly Meetings
    • Albuquerque - Wednesdays, 9 AM-11 AM, Feb 5-Mar 11

  • February - Kitchen Creations
    Series of 4 diabetes cooking classes.
    • Tijeras - Thursdays, 1 PM-4 PM, February 6, 13, 20, & 27

Links to more information & resources:

January 30 & 31 - Think Trees 2020 Urban Tree Care Conference
Thursday & Friday, 01/30-01/31/2020. THEME: Turning Momentum into Strength. LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Albuquerque. REGISTRATION: Click to register

2020 - Kitchen Creations
Type 2 Diabetes Cooking School (4-Class Series). Informative and very practical series of cooking classes are helpful and fun! Learn to effectively manage your diabetes from a Registered Dietician, and get hands on experience in the kitchen preparing healthy recipes from a Home Economist.

  • Albuquerque - Dates and Times: TBD. Check back. Location(Click for map): Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services Lab, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
  • Tijeras - Dates and Times: TBD. Check back. Location(Click for map): Tijeras Senior Center, 10 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059.

Note: Reservations: Accepted starting January 2020; Pre-Registration will be required (Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes). Space is limited; call 505-243-1386 to RSVP. Cost: Free.

February 21 & 22 - 2020 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference
Friday & Saturday, 02/21-02/22 2020, Times & Agendas TBD. Location: Hotel Albuquerque. Check back later for more information.

Master Gardeners

  • October 2019 to April 2020 - Master Gardener Hotline Inactive for Fall &Winter
  • October 7, 2019 - Master Gardener Enrollment Filled; no further applications accepted for 2020 courses.
  • January, 2020 - Master Gardener Training Begins; continues through April 2020. All classes are held at the Albuquerque Garden Center * (Click for Map), 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, 87112.
  • January to April, 2020 - Select Tuesdays,1 PM - Public Gardening Classes, $5 Cash per class, payable in at door. See the webpage for details and specific dates & times:
  • March to September, 2020 - Master Gardener Hotline Active for Spring & Summer, Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
  • October 1, 2020 - Master Gardener Hotlilne Closes. Inactive Fall & Winter
  • October, 2020 (date & time TBD) - Master Gardener Recruit Info Session @ Garden Center
  • October, 2020 (date & time TBD) - Online Application Link goes active. See their webpage

2020 Master Gardener Program Application
As of 11:00 am Monday, October 7, 2019, Registration for the 2020 Master Gardener Class is closed.
Thank you for your interest in the program! Please check the Albuquerque Master Gardener's webpage next September for information to be posted concerning 2021 Classes.

Master Composters

Classes and Other Activities for the Public

Topics include art, science, materials, methods, and benefits of various composting techniques. See individual class descriptions. New classes added as scheduled. Check back often.

Area Growers and Farmers Markets

New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association

Find a Market, Meet Some Farmers, Shopping, Recipes, Food Access, and more. Check back often.

4-H Youth Development

Bernalillo County 4-H Fair (held July 27 - August 3)
Results from the 2019 Bernalillo County 4-H Fair will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

  • Click through to the 4-H Site for more up-to-date activities.

  • The Bernalillo County Extension 4-H Program Plan (2017 ed.) provides an overview of the goals and outreach the office has achieved and plans to conduct for 2017. As the office gears up for the 2017-2018 school year, many of these goals will still be in place and a new calendar of events will be published.

  • Note: Each year, 4-H programs begin October 1st.