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Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters
If you have a question about one of the topics below, perhaps one the Master Composters listed can help. If you have a general question or one that that doesn't fit into one of the categories below, please don't hesitate to send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Master Composter and would like to be listed under a topic on this page, or a new topic, please contact email@example.com.
Wynette Richards has been doing composting the lazy way for about 30 years. She says It's fun and easy, not all that slow, and I end up with really nice compost. Wynette is happy to answer people's questions about this method of composting. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Composting Efforts
If you have questions about starting a community compost project, contact Fred Hermann at 505-269-3943 or email@example.com. Below, see photo of Fred's project at Tijeras Pueblo.
East Mountain Composting
If you live in the East Mountains you know composting and gardening there can be a bit more challenging. Fred Hermann has experience composting in the East Mountains. Contact him at 505-269-3943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Composting and Worm Composting
Juli Kois says I received my MC certificate in 2011, but I can't be called a Master. I do, though, have masterful enthusiasm, especially for worms. I'm willing to share my experiences and best guesses. Show and Tells by appointment. Contact her at email@example.com.
Permaculture and Composting
Danny Skinz would like to help people apply the permaculture process to their composting or rather help them to integrate composting into their permaculture system. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramial Compost for Fruit Trees
Ramial chipped wood comes from small diameter deciduous twigs and branches. Using it as a mulch and soil amendment promotes fertile, airy, spongy soil that is rich in beneficial fungi, holds water, and resists compaction. Fred Hermann's special interest is ramial compost for fruit trees. If you have questions about this, contact Fred at 505-269-3943 or email@example.com.
Soil and Water: Science and Interactions
Shawn Hardeman is a certified landscape irrigation auditor and has a MS in Water Resources. He is GIS Specialist for Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. He'd be happy to answer your questions about soil and/or water. Contact Shawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermicomposting (Composting with Worms)
Patricia and Stephanie, the Worm Ladies, teach frequent classes about vermicomposting. If you have questions, contact Patricia and Stephanie at email@example.com.
. . . Something Else?
If your question doesn't fit into any of the above categories, please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. A team of Master Composters monitors that email and someone will get back to you.