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!

06/01/2016  
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: Carl Soderberg.
06/09/2016  
Thursday
Bokashi Bucket Composting: 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE (map). To register call 505-767-5210 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Instructor: TBA.
07/13/2016  
Wednesday
Improving Desert Garden Soil: 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.
07/20/2016  
Wednesday
Home Composting Basics: 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.
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: TBA.
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.
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: TBA.
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 send email to register@nmcomposters.org. 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 Albuquerque Garden Center, Patio Room, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, 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 $27. 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.