Classes and Other Activities for the Public

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

Our classes include the art, science, materials, methods, and benefits of various composting techniques. New classes will be added as they are scheduled. Be sure to check again if you don't find a class that works for you. And, details might change so please check for revisions.

Classes are FREE unless otherwise noted and open to all ages unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for most activities. Welcome!

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). 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 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 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). 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 register phone 505-291-6260 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
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 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 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 register call 505-767-5959 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
10/12/2016 to  
11/09/2016
Master Composter Training: Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Ext Blvd. NW, Albuquerque (map). 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 Master Composter Training for more information.
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 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). 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.
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 register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
01/03/2017
Tuesday
Composting in Tumbling Bins: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho (map). The class is free and open to all. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
01/14/2016
Saturday
Home Composting Basics: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
01/28/2017
Saturday
Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting): 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque (map). To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.