Classes and Other Activities for the Public 2016

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

This is a list of all public activities scheduled in 2016. 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.

01/16/2016
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: Carl Soderberg.
02/13/2016
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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: Steven Fuson.
02/17/2016  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics and Composting With Worms: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Old Sandoval County Courthouse, Conference Room, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo (at Calle Presidente), Bernalillo, NM (map to 711 S. Camino del Pueblo). To register, go to Sandoval County Master Gardeners Public Class Registration: Composting. Instructor: John Zarola.
02/18/2016  
Thursday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
02/24/2016  
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. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
03/05/2016
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:00 am at at Osuna Nursery, 501 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque (map to 501 Osuna Road NE). To register call 505-345-6644 or email register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Sam Lopez.
03/09/2016  
Wednesday
Home Composting and Soil Amending: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at UNM Continuing Education, Course #75333, 1634 University Boulevard NE, CE South Building (map to 1634 University Blvd NE). To register call 505-277-0077 or see more ways to register. Cost is $45. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/10/2016  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE, Building H, Room 126 (map to 4700 Morris Ave NE). Free to the public. No registration is required. Walk-ins welcome. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/12/2016  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE, Albuquerque (map to 501 Elizabeth St. SE). To register call 505-275-8731 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Jennifer Lukas and Rye Bailey.
03/16/2016  
Wednesday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 10:00 am to 11:00 am 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: TBA.
03/19/2016  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:00 am sponsored by the Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque to be held at the Albuquerque Garden Center, Patio Room, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque (map to 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/26/2016  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to noon at Zuni High School, 71 Route 301 North, Zuni, New Mexico(map to 301 North, Zuni, NM). To register call 505-782-4495 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/26/2016
Saturday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 1:30 pm to 2:30 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: Rye Bailey.
04/07/2016  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
04/13/2016  
Wednesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 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. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/24/2016  
Tuesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE, Albuquerque (map to 501 Elizabeth St. SE). To register call 505-275-8731 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola and Mel Chavez.
06/01/2016  
Wednesday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 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. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
06/09/2016  
Thursday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
07/13/2016  
Wednesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5216 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
07/20/2016  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5216 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Carl Soderberg.
07/23/2016
Saturday
Composting for School Teachers Workshop: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors NW). A unique train-the-trainer workshop especially suited to the needs of school teachers at any academic level. Participants will learn about the science, art, materials, methods and benefits of various composting methods. Participants will then have an opportunity to share composting science by integrating it in the classroom. Cost is $15. Pre-registration with payment is required. Please see Composting for School Teachers for more about the workshop and information about how to register. Instructors: Rye Bailey, Gloria Henderson, Sue Ellen Bartholomew, John Zarola.
07/27/2016  
Wednesday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5216 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
08/17/2016  
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. Instructor: TBA.
08/28/2016
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.
09/10/2016
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE (map to 3407 Juan Tabo NE). To register phone 505-291-6260 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
09/21/2016  
Wednesday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 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. Instructor: Kathy Harris.
10/01/2016  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque (map to 6029 Isleta SW). To register call 505-314-0420 or go to www.bernco.gov/openspace and click on Event Registration. Instructors: Rye Bailey and John Zarola.
10/05/2016  
Wednesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 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. Instructor: John Zarola.
10/09/2016
Sunday
Information Booth at Local Food Festival: 10:00 am to 3:00 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.
10/13/2016  
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE, Building H, Room 126 (map to 4700 Morris NE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
10/13/2016  
Thursday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm at CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE, Building H, Room 126 (map to 4700 Morris NE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
10/22/2016  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Taylor Ranch Community Center, Arts and Crafts Room, 4900 Kachina St NW, Albuquerque (map to 4900 Kachina NW). Open to adults. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
11/02/2016  
Wednesday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 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. Instructor: Mel Chavez.
11/12/2016  
Saturday
Composting and Soil Fertility Workshop: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque (map to 1510 Menaul NW). The workshop will include five classes: Desert Composting Basics, Amending Desert Garden Soil, Composting with Worms, Compost Tea/Extract, and Bokashi Bucket Composting. Cost is $25. Pre-registration with payment is required. Please see Composting and Soil Fertility Workshop for class schedule and information about how to register. Instructors: John Zarola and Mel Chavez.
11/19/2016
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park, NM (map to 15 La Madera Rd.). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
12/03/2016
Saturday
Composting in Tumbling Bins: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon 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.

For Other Years See: