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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. Classes listed are free unless otherwise noted and open to all ages unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for most activities. 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. If you have an event to add, please send email to webmaster@nmcomposters.org.

09/02/2015  
Wednesday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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.
09/19/2015  
Saturday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map). To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
09/26/2013
Saturday
Compost Information Table: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Solar Fiesta and SunStainability Expo, CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE (See map of center, google map). Bring your compost questions. No registration is required. Fiesta admission is free. There'll be many other fun activities.
09/26/2015  
Saturday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche Road NE (east of Comanche/Juan Tabo intersection) (map). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: Ralph Anderson.
10/10/2015  
Saturday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche Road NE (east of Comanche/Juan Tabo intersection) (map). To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: John Zarola.
10/11/2015
Saturday
Information Booth: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Local Food Festival to be held at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque (map). 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.
10/14/2015  
Wednesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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 and Ralph Anderson.
11/04/2015  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE, Building H, Room 126 (map). Free to the public. No registration is required. You are welcome to stay for Composting with Worms which will follow at 2:00 (see below).
11/04/2015  
Wednesday
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting): 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE, Building H, Room 126 (map). Free to the public. No registration is required. Come at 12:00 if you'd also like to attend the Home Composting Basics class (see above).
11/14/2015  
Saturday
Desert Composting Workshop: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque (map). The workshop will include five classes: Composting Basics, Garden Soil Amending, Compost Tea, Composting with Worms, and Bucket Composting with Bokashi. Cost is $25. Registration and prepayment is required by 11/7/2015. Please see Desert Composting Workshop for class schedule and information about how to register. Instructors: Mel Chavez and John Zarola. Assistant Instructors: Rye Bailey and Ralph Anderson.