Classes and Other Activities for the Public 2019

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

This is a list of all public activities scheduled (so far) in 2019. This page is meant to be an archive.

Our classes include the art, science, materials, methods, and benefits of various composting techniques. All classes are FREE and open to all ages unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for most activities.

01/05/2019  
Saturday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, Rio Rancho 87124 (map to 950 Pinetree Road SE). To register call 505-891-5012 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
01/12/2019
Saturday
Worm Composting Workshop: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map to 6500 Coors Blvd NW). The workshop is suitable for beginners and veterans. The science, art, materials, methods, setups, and benefits of home composting with worms will be presented through lecture and hands-on demonstrations. Ample time will be allowed for discussion, questions, and problem solving. There will be a $15 fee for this workshop. The workshop is now full. Please go to the following for information about how to be added to waiting list in case there are cancellations: Worm Composting Workshop, January 12, 2019
01/23/2019
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: John Zarola.
01/25/2019
Friday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Rye Bailey.
01/26/2019
Saturday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 1:30 pm to 4:00 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: John Zarola.
02/02/2019
Saturday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon 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.
02/07/2019
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: Rye Bailey.
02/09/2019
Saturday
Amending Desert Garden Soil: 1:30 pm to 4:00 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: John Zarola.
02/22/2019
Friday
Composting With Worms: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mel Chavez.
02/27/2019
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107 (map to 4920 Rio Grande NW). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Extension Service. Presented by the Bernalillo County Extension Master Gardeners. Instructor: John Zarola and Rhea Trotman.
02/27/2019
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: Mel Chavez.
03/06/2019
Wednesday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 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: John Zarola.
03/13/2019
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: Mary Green.
03/21/2019
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.
03/23/2019
Saturday
Composting with Worms: 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.
03/29/2019
Friday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
03/30/2019
Saturday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at True Value Garden Center, 2108 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM (map to 2108 Southern Blvd, Rio Rancho). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
04/03/2019 to
04/27/2019  

1 Wednesday
4 Saturdays
Master Composter Volunteer Training Course: at the Bernalillo County Extension Office. Master composter volunteer training is a "train-the-trainer" program which prepares individuals to become volunteer educators in a variety of composting methods for the community. Cost will be approximately $90. There are approximately 25 hours of training. See Spring 2019 Information for Students for more information.
04/10/2019
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: Rhea Trotman.
04/11/2019
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.
04/13/2019
Saturday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi: 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: Rye Bailey.
04/17/2019
Wednesday
Amending 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: Rye Bailey.
04/26/2019
Friday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/01/2019
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque (map to 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE). To register call 505-332-0565 ext. 4518 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
05/04/2019  
Saturday
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: Bill Bailey, Rye Bailey, Mary Green, Dair Obershain, Lee Storhaug, John Zarola, and possibly others.
05/15/2019
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.
05/16/2019
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: Rye Bailey.
05/17/2019
Friday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW (map to 6500 Los Volcanes NW). To register, send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/18/2019
Saturday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at True Value Garden Center, 2108 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM (map to 2108 Southern Blvd, Rio Rancho). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
05/29/2019
Wednesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 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: John Zarola.
06/12/2019
Wednesday
Bucket Composting with Bokashi Method: 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: Rod Reay.
06/15/2019
Saturday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 9:00 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.
06/29/2019
Saturday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 9:00 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: Tom Schuch.
07/10/2019
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: Mary Green.
07/13/2019
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bachechi Open Space Environmental Ed Bldg. 9521 Rio Grande Blvd.NW, Albuquerque. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
07/20/2019
Saturday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 9:00 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.
07/25/2019
Thursday
Home Composting Basics: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho (map to 4330 Meadowbrook Lane SE). The class is free and open to all. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Rhea Trotman and John Zarola.
07/27/2019
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave., NE. Albuquerque To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
08/10/2019
Saturday
Amending Desert Garden Soil: 9:00 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. Instructors: Rye Bailey and Rod Reay.
08/17/2019
Saturday
Composting with Worms: 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: Mary Green.
08/31/2019
Saturday
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting: 9:00 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.
09/14/2019
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque (map to 6029 Isleta SW). This is the first in a series of quarterly backyard composting workshops at the Hubbell House. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructors: Michael Reed, Mick Gorospe, John Zarola.
09/21/2019
Saturday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave., Albuquerque. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
09/24/2019
Tuesday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho (map to 4330 Meadowbrook Lane SE). The class is free and open to all. No registration is required. Walk-ins welcome. Instructor: John Zarola.
09/25/2019
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: Mel Chavez.
10/12/2019  
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, Room 7 (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Rhea Trotman.
11/09/2019
Saturday
Sheet Mulch Composting: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque (map to 6029 Isleta SW). This is the second in a series of quarterly backyard composting workshops at the Hubbell House. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructors: Michael Reed and staff
11/09/2019  
Saturday
Composting with Worms: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, Room 7 (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
11/16/2019
Saturday
Composting with Worms: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at South Broadway Cultural Center Library, 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque 87102. To register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Mary Green.
11/20/2019
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. Instructor: Rod Reay.
12/14/2019  
Saturday
Composting in Tumbler Bins: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, Room 7 (map to 131 Monroe NE). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.

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