Classes and Other Activities for the Public 2018

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

This is a list of all public activities scheduled in 2018. 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. All classes are FREE and open to all ages unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for most activities.

01/13/2018
Saturday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mel Chavez.
01/20/2018
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Village Mercantile Home & Farm Store, 3675 Corrales Road Corrales, New Mexico (map to 3675 Corrales Road). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola and possibly others.
01/24/2018
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: Rye Bailey.
02/10/2018
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 9:30 am to noon at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
02/24/2018
Saturday
Compost Tea and Extracts Workshop: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). Cost for the workshop is $10. Please see Compost Tea and Extracts Workshop for registration details. Instructor: Mel Chavez.
03/03/2018  
Saturday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, Rio Rancho 87124 (map to 950 Pinetree Road SE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/08/2018
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
03/15/2018
Thursday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/18/2018
Sunday
Home Composting Basics: 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 2401 12th St. NW). To register call 505-724-3535 or send email to learn@indianpueblo.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/19/2018
Monday
Composting and Worm Composting Workshop: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Grant County Extension Office, 2610 N. Silver Street, Silver City, NM (map to 2610 N. Silver St., Silver City). Open to the public. Cost is $15 at the door. Registration is appreciated. Send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructors: Mel Chavez and John Zarola.
03/22/2018
Thursday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 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: Nicole Huber.
03/24/2018
Saturday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 9:30 am to noon at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
03/27/2018
Tuesday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque 87102 (map to 714 7th Street SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructors: Les Storhaug.
03/29/2018
Thursday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
04/04/2018
Wednesday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 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.
04/05/2018
Thursday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/07/2018
Saturday
Composting and Soil Amending Workshop: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, 200 West Sycamore Avenue, Bloomfield, NM (map to 200 West Sycamore Ave, Bloomfield). Registration is appreciated. Send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/11/2018 to
05/05/2018  

1 Wednesday
4 Saturdays
Master Composter Volunteer Training Course: at the Bernalillo County Extension Office. Details and an application for the 2018 training are now available at Master Composter Volunteer Training Course. Master composter volunteer training is a 26 hour "train-the-trainer" program which prepares individuals to become volunteer educators in a variety of composting methods for the community. Cost is $90.
04/18/2018
Wednesday
Raised Bed Gardening and 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: Mary Green.
04/19/2018
Thursday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 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: Kathy Harris.
04/22/2018  
Sunday
Intermediate Hands-On Composting Workshop: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the home of Bill and Rye Bailey in the south valley. Prerequisite: Previous attendance at Home Composting Basics or comprehensive workshop. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $20. (Free for BCEMC members and interns.) For more information about the workshop and registration see Intermediate Hands-On Composting Workshop. Instructors: Rye Bailey, Bill Bailey, and others.
04/26/2018  
Thursday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE, Albuquerque (map to 501 Elizabeth Street SE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
04/28/2018
Saturday
Compost Information Table: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Plant Sale and Local Garden Fest, Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens, Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE (map to 6400 Wyoming NE). No registration required. Bring your compost questions and enjoy the festival.
05/02/2018
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: Vicki Peck and John Zarola.
05/03/2018  
Thursday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE, Albuquerque (map to 501 Elizabeth Street SE). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
05/10/2018
Thursday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 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: John Zarola.
05/19/2018
Saturday
Compost Information Table: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Tractor Brewing Co., 1800 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
06/06/2018
Wednesday
Composting With Worms: 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: Mary Green.
06/27/2018  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4900 Menaul NE, Albuquerque (map to 4900 Menaul NE). To register, please go to class registration page or visit the ReStore Customer Service Desk. Instructor: Roney Bisio.
07/11/2018
Wednesday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 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. Instructors: Jim MacQuigg & John Zarola.
08/02/2018
Thursday
Composting with Worms: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mel Chavez
08/09/2018
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
08/18/2018
Saturday
Composting with Worms: 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Village Mercantile Home & Farm Store, 3675 Corrales Road, Corrales (map to 3675 Corrales Road ). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
08/26/2018
Sunday
Compost Information Table: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Master Gardener annual Tomato Fiesta, Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE (near Eubank). (See map to 10120 Lomas Blvd 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.
08/30/2018
Thursday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW, Albuquerque (map to 3825 4th Street NW). To register call 505-761-4025 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
09/01/2018
Saturday
Compost Information Table: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at New Mexico Master Gardener's 2018 Conference, Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE Albuquerque (map to Marriott Pyramid). Open to conference attendees. Registration to the conference will be open to the public if there is space after Master Gardeners have had an opportunity to register.
09/20/2018
Thursday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque 87102 (map to 714 7th Street SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Rye Bailey.
10/04/2018
Thursday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, Albuquerque 87102 (map to 714 7th Street SW). To register or for more information call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
10/12/2018
Friday
Home Composting Basics: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). Please register by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Ron Bisio.
10/17/2018
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: Jana Hazelbaker.
10/20/2018
Saturday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 9:30 am to 12:00 noon at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
11/02/2018
Friday
Composting With Worms: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). Please register by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green and Jim MacQuigg.
11/03/2018
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at South Broadway Cultural Center Library, 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque (map to 1025 Broadway SE). No registration is required. For information you can call 505-764-1742 or send email to info@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Ronda Zaragoza.
11/14/2018
Wednesday
Raised Bed Gardening and 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: John Zarola.
11/24/2018
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 9:30 am to 12:00 noon at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.

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