Intermediate Hands-On Composting Workshop
Earth Day, April 22, 2018

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

Bill and Jenn at Spring 2017 Intermediate workshop
Photo courtesy of Diana Chantalle

When and Where: The class will be held Sunday, April 22, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the home of Bill and Rye Bailey in Albuquerque's south valley.

Prerequisites: The class is open to those who have already attended one of our Home Composting Basics classes or one of our comprehensive workshops. It is useful if you have also taken Bokashi Bucket Composting and Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting) beforehand, but those are not required. (Please see Classes and Other Activities for the Public for offerings of these free classes.)

What We'll Do:

  • You will get hands-on experience with an actual multi-bin hot compost pile: creating, turning, and sifting.
  • You will explore several static composting approaches such as keyhole gardening, creating in-ground sponges, and applications for Bokashi bucket contents.
  • You will spend an hour or so looking at vermicomposting outdoors including appropriate location, bin environment, food and moisture, harvesting, and over-wintering.

Lunch! A simple lunch will be provided. Several master composters will be present and we'll have an informal compost discussion while we are eating.

Cost and Registration: Cost is $20. That includes lunch. Pre-registration with payment is required. Registration deadline is April 18, 2018. Class size is limited to 20. (No cost for BCEMC master composters and interns.)

You may register and pay via a credit card or PayPal using the button below. (PayPal will let you pay with a credit card if you wish. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to pay this way.)

Or, you may mail your name, email address, and a check for $20, payable to Bernco Master Composter Association, to:

BCEMC Registrar
Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1510 Menaul Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

After you register, address and directions will be provided.

What to Wear and Bring: Participants should come prepared to work outdoors. Wear appropriate clothes, sun protection, footwear, hat, gloves. Bring a water bottle, refills available on site. Also, it will be helpful, if you can, to bring tools: garden spade, pitchfork, shovel, garden claw, hand hoe, or even a wheelbarrow.

For More Information: Send an email to or call/text 505-321-7967.