Classes and Other Activities for the Public 2014

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

This is a list of all public activities scheduled in 2014. 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.

01/25/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 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. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
02/08/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 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. Instructor: Tom Schuch.
02/15/2014  
Saturday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 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. Instructor: John Zarola.
02/13/2014  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho (map to 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE). The class is open and free to those who are members or wish to become members of Meadowlark Senior Center. Membership is free to people age 55 and over. To register for the class, please either sign up at the center bulletin board or email register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/05/2014  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 9:30 am to 11:00 am 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: Carl Soderberg.
03/06/2014  
Thursday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho (map to 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE). The class is open and free to those who are members or wish to become members of Meadowlark Senior Center. To register for the class, please email nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/08/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:30 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: Bill and Rye Bailey.
03/14/2014  
Friday
Home Composting Basics: 10:15 am to 11:15 am at UNM, Valencia Campus, Room 104/108, 280 La Entrada Road, Los Lunas, NM (map to UNM Valencia Campus). This will be a part of the 2014 Valencia County Extension Home and Garden Expo. Please register by March 10 by calling 505-565-3002. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/20/2014  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM (map to Sandoval County Extension Office). The course fee is $7.00. To register call 505-867-2582. Instructor: Pat Barger.
03/27/2014  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 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. Instructor: Ralph Anderson.
03/27/2014  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Western Heritage Museum at New Mexico Junior College, 5317 North Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM (map to Western Heritage Museum). No registration is required. Fee to the public is $5. (Free for those taking the accompanying Master Gardener training.) Instructor: John Zarola.
04/09/2014
Wednesday
Basic Composting Class: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque (map to UNM Continuing Education). There will be a fee for this class. For course fee and registration, please visit the UNM Continuing Education website. You may call 505-277-0077 for more information.
04/11/2014  
Friday
Home Composting Basics: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Commons Room-201, CLE Building, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM (map to IAIA). To register call 505-428-5950 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
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 CNM Montoya Campus). 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 950 Pinetree Road). 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 6500 Coors NW). 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 to 3701 Carlisle NE). 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 Fire Station). 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 6901 Barstow NE). To register call 505-857-8321 or 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 to 2901 Candelaria NW). 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 908 Eastridge NE). 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 to Volunteer Center). For more information, you may call 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 4645 Pitt NE). 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 6500 Coors NW). 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 3407 Juan Tabo NE). 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 4645 Pitt NE). 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 4645 Pitt NE). 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 3825 4th Street NW). To register or for more information call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
06/14/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Habitat for Humanity Restore, 4900 Menaul NE (map to 4900 Menual NE). To register call 505-359-2423 or send email to beth@habitatabq.org. Instructor: Donna Detweiler.
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 to 6901 Barstow NE). June is kids science month. The class is open to children and adults. To register call 505-857-8321 or 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 4645 Pitt NE). To register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
07/12/2014
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Zuni Christian Mission School, 19 Pia Mesa Road, Zuni, NM (map to Zuni School). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org or call 505-782-4495. Instructor: John Zarola.
07/23/2014
Wednesday
Home Composting in the Desert: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at UNM Continuing Education, South Building, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque (map to UNM Continuing Education). Course fee is $45. For registration, please go to the UNM Continuing Education website. You may call 505-277-0077 for more information.
07/24/2014
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Cibola County Extension Office, 551 Washington, Grants, NM (map to Cibola County Extension Office). To register call 505-287-9266. Instructor: John Zarola.
07/26/2014
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE, Albuquerque, NM (map to 5221 Palo Duro NE). To register call 505-888-8102. Instructor: Carl Soldeberg.
08/07/2014
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). You may register any time by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Starting July 21 you may call 505-836-8745 to register. Please do not call to register before July 21.
08/09/2014
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE, Albuquerque, NM (map to 5221 Palo Duro NE). To register call 505-888-8102. Instructor: Carl Soldeberg.
08/17/2014
Sunday
Home Composting Basics: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm at Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta sponsored by Master Gardeners, Albuquerque Gardening Center, 10120 Lomas NE (map to 10120 Lomas NE). No registration is required. There is a $5 admission to the Tomato Fiesta. Many fun and informative activities throughout the day.
08/23/2014
Saturday
Information Table: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Pueblo of Santa Ana 16th Environmental Fair, 2 Dove Road, Santa Ana, NM (map to Pueblo of Santa Ana). Free to the public. No registration required.
08/23/2014
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE, Albuquerque, NM (map to 5221 Palo Duro NE). To register call 505-888-8102. Instructor: Tom Schuch.
08/30/2014
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). You may register any time by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Starting July 21 you may call 505-836-8745 to register. Please do not call to register before July 21.
09/11/2014
Thursday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). You may register any time by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Starting July 21 you may call 505-836-8745 to register. Please do not call to register before July 21.
9/14/2014  
Sunday
Information Booth: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Urban Farm and Harvest Festival at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors NW). No registration is required. All are welcome to attend the Harvest Festival and its many events.
09/18/2014
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Loma Colorado Public Library, 755 Loma Colorado Drive, Rio Rancho, NM (map to 755 Loma Colorado Drive). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola
09/20/2014
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Osuna Nursery, 501 Osuna Road NE (map to 501 Osuna NE). To register call 505-345-6644 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.
09/20/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:30 am to 12:30 noon at Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, Albuquerque (map to 908 Eastridge NE). To register or for more information send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
09/27/2014
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). You may register any time by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Starting July 21 you may call 505-836-8745 to register. Please do not call to register before July 21.
10/04/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE (map to 3407 Juan Tabo NE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Judy Espinoza.
10/09/2014
Thursday
Bucket Composting With Bokashi Method: 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). You may register any time by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Starting July 21 you may call 505-836-8745 to register. Please do not call to register before July 21.
10/12/2014
Saturday
Information Booth at Local Food Festival: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque (map to 6029 Isleta SW). No registration is required. The Local Food Festival is a free public event with food, lectures, activities for children, food tasting, live music and much more.
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 to 1510 Menaul Ext 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 2014 Master Composter Training for more information.
10/18/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 1:30 pm to 3:00 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.
10/25/2014
Saturday
Bucket Composting With Bokashi Method: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). You may register any time by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Starting July 21 you may call 505-836-8745 to register. Please do not call to register before July 21.
11/22/2014  
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 1:30 pm to 3:00 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. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
12/13/2014  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:30 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. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.

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