Classes and Other Activities for the Public 2015

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

This is a list of all public activities scheduled in 2015. 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.

01/29/2015  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
02/17/2015  
Tuesday
Home Composting and Soil Amending: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at UNM Continuing Education, Course #07511, 1634 University Boulevard NE, CE South Building, Room 2015 (map to 1634 University Blvd NE). To register call 505-277-0077 or see more ways to register. Cost is $45. Instructor: John Zarola.
02/26/2015  
Thursday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
03/07/2015
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. Weather permitting, the class may be outdoors. Instructor: Sam Lopez.
03/14/2015
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. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/15/2015  
Saturday
Compost Information Table: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Spring Seed Fair, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE , Albuquerque (map to 3407 Juan Tabo NE). (Was originally scheduled for 2/28 but changed to 3/15 due to snow storm.) No registration required. Come and ask questions and enjoy the fair. You can bring seeds to swap between 12:00 and 1:00.
03/25/2015  
Wednesday
Compost Information Table: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at UNM Annual Health and Wellness Fair, Central UNM Campus, Cornell Mall (alongside the Student Union building)(map to UNM Student Center). No registration required. Come and ask questions and enjoy the fair. Open to the public.
03/26/2015  
Thursday
Bucket Composting With the Bokashi Method: 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Donna Detweiler.
03/28/2015  
Saturday
Composting Comprehensive Workshop:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Home Composting Basics and Soil Amending
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Bucket Composting With the Bokashi Method
At Sandoval County Extension Service Classroom, 811 S. Camino del Pueblo, Old County Courthouse, Bernalillo, NM (map to 811 S. Camino del Pueblo). Register for one, two, or all three classes by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org or calling 505-867-2582. The workshop is a joint venture of the Sandoval County Master Gardeners and Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. Instructors: Bill Bailey, Rye Bailey, Sam Lopez, Rod Reay, Carl Soderberg, John Zarola.
04/02/2015  
Thursday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/04/2015
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 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: Mel Chavez.
04/14/2015  
Tuesday
Home Composting Basics: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque 87102 (map to 714 7th St. SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructors: Mark Williams, Will Covert.
04/18/2015  
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, Rio Rancho 87124 (map to 950 Pinetree Rd. SE). To register call 505-891-5012 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/19/2015  
Sunday
Compost Information Table: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at La Montanita Coop, 3500 Central SE, Albuquerque (behind the Nob Hill store) (map to 3500 Central SE). No registration required. Come and ask compost questions and enjoy the festival.
04/25/2015  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 9:30 am to 11:30 at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4900 Menaul NE, Albuquerque (map to 4900 Menaul NE). To register or for more information send email to register@nmcomposters.org or call call 505-359-2423. Instructor: Kim Selvig.
04/26/2015  
Sunday
Compost Information Table: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Earth Day Fair, First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque (map to 3701 Carlisle NE). No registration required. Come and ask compost questions and enjoy the fair.
05/02/2015
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. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/05/2015
Tuesday
Home Composting Basics: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho (map to 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE). The class is free and open to all. No registration is required. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/09/2015
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE (map to 3407 Juan Tabo NE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Sam Lopez.
05/09-10/2015
Saturday/Sunday
Compost Information Table: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Herbfest, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque (map to 2901 Candelaria NW). Day-use parking fee is $3.00. No registration required. Come and enjoy the festival.
05/23/2015  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
05/23/2015  
Saturday
Compost Information Table: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Bees + Seeds Festival, Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque (map to 1800 Mountain Rd NW). No registration required. Come and ask compost questions and enjoy live entertainment, guest speakers, seed swap.
05/30/2015  
Saturday
Composting Comprehensive Workshop:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Home Composting Basics and Soil Amending
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Bucket Composting With the Bokashi Method
At Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Ext Blvd. NW, Albuquerque (map to 1510 Menaul Ext NW). The Extension Service property is surrounded by a chain link fence. Entrance is on Indian School. Parking is free. Register for one, two, or all three classes at register@nmcomposters.org or call 505-929-0414. Instructors: Sam Lopez, Liz Sanchez, Carl Soderberg, John Zarola.
06/03/2015
Wednesday
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 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
06/06/2015
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, Albuquerque, NM (map to 5700 Bogart NW). To register call 505-897-8818 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
06/20/2015
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: Mel Chavez.
06/28/2015  
Sunday
Compost Information Table: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Mile-Hi Farmer's Market, Alvarado Park, 2000 Alvarado Drive NE (3 blocks west of San Pedro at Hannett Ave. NE)(map to 2000 Alvarado NE). No registration required. Come and ask compost questions and enjoy the fair.
07/15/2015  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 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.
07/18/2015
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, Albuquerque, NM (map to 5700 Bogart NW). To register call 505-897-8818 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
10/14/2015 to  
11/11/2015
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 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 2015 Master Composter Training for more information.

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