Classes and Other Activities for the Public 2013

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

This is a list of all public activities scheduled in 2013. This page is meant to be an archive.

Our classes include the art, science, materials, methods, and benefits of various composting techniques. Please see individual class descriptions via link at the bottom of this page. Classes are free and open to all ages unless otherwise noted.

01/19/2013
Saturday
Basic Composting Talk: 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE, in the Patio Room (map to 10120 Lomas NE). The talk, which is open to the public, will be a part of the Xeric Garden Club meeting. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
02/16/2013
Saturday
Basic Composting Class: 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Bernalillo County Extension Service Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM (map to 1510 Menal Blvd NW). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org or call 505-929-0414.
02/16/2013
Saturday
Worm Composting Class (Vermicomposting): 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Bernalillo County Extension Service Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM (map to 1510 Menal Blvd NW). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org or call 505-929-0414.
03/02/2013 to  
03/27/2013
Master Composter Training:Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Ext Blvd. NW, Albuquerque (map to 1510 Menaul Blvd NW)). 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 2013 Master Composter Training for more information.
03/16/2013
Saturday
Soil Science and Composting Class: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque (map to 6029 Isleta SW). This is a part of the Backyard Farming Series. Come to this workshop to understand how to determine what type of soil you have and how to build healthy soil and composting. Shawn Hardeman will cover soil science, what soil is made of and what the means to the backyard farmer. John Zarola will explain compost methods and compost building so that participants will be ready to begin at home. To register see Open Space Event Listing & Registration.
04/13/2013
Saturday
Basic Composting Class: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Road, Rio Rancho, NM (map to 950 Pinetree Road). To register or for more information call 505-891-5012, option 3, or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
04/22/2013
Monday
Basic Composting Class: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Barelas Community Center, 801 Barelas Road SW, Albuquerque (map to 801 Barelas SW). To register or for more information call 505-848-1343 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
05/08/2013
Wednesday
Basic Composting Class: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque (map to 714 7th Street SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
05/11/2013
Saturday
Backyard Composting Class: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
05/11-12/2013
Saturday/Sunday
Herbfest Information Table: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque (map to 2901 Candelaria NW). Day-use parking fee is $3.00. (This is not a class. No registration required.)
06/20/2013
Thursday
Worm Composting Class (Vermicomposting): 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
07/13/2013
Saturday
Bucket Composting With Bokashi: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
07/16/2013
Tuesday
Basic Composting Class: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register or for more information call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Tom Schuch.
07/31/2013
Wednesday
Basic Composting Class: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque (map to 714 7th Street SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
08/25/2013
Sunday
Compost Information Table: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Master Gardeners Tomato Fiesta, Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE (near Eubank). (See map to 10120 Lomas NE). Bring your compost questions. No registration is required. Fiesta admission is $5.00, children under 12 free. There'll be many other fun activities. See the Tomato Fiesta web page.
08/31/2013
Saturday
Worm Composting Class (Vermicomposting): 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
09/25/2013
Wednesday
Basic Composting Class: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque (map to 714 7th Street SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
10/10/2013
Thursday
Backyard Composting Class: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
10/19/2013
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:00 am at at Osuna Nursery, 501 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque (map to 501 Osuna NE). To register or for more information send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructors: Maria Elwan.
11/23/2013
Saturday
Vermiculture and Vermicomposting: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
12/07/2013
Saturday
Amending Garden Soil with Compost: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors NW). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.

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