Idalia Road Marketplace
2012 - 2013 FISCAL YEAR CHAIR(S): Wendy Nadler
MEETING LOCATION: Idalia Road Marketplace, Idalia Road (near Broadmoor and Northern), Rio Rancho, NM
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4 - 8
TYPICAL MEETING TIME(S)/ DURATION: Sundays, 9:00 AM - 3 PM, Volunteers may work full or partial shifts. We usually meet once in May and once in October. This location is outside under a canopy and weather can be very hot or cold and windy during other times of the summer / fall. We chose these months because of better climate conditions. Also, there are no restrooms, only porta potties.
BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This is an Information Booth and Demonstration Project. Volunteers will be providing a composting demonstration, in addition to answering questions about gardening and composting. This is a project shared by Master Gardeners and Master Composters. We usually have a worm composting bin, as well as commercial and "homemade" low tech composting bins. In addition to literature about gardening and other SCMG pamphlets, we have literature on how to compost, and what to include and exclude in hot and cold composting piles.
MAIN EDUCATION/ TRAINING TASKS
BACKGROUND: The Idalia Road Marketplace is a privately owned open marketplace with craft, food, plant and produce booths. It is a festive atmosphere, with a commercial burrito stand. In addition, a small band is usually playing. The Marketplace owners, who are very nice, generously offer non-profits free space.
WHAT WE DO: The public often gravitates to our booth giving us the opportunity to answer questions about gardening and composting.
BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROJECT: Booth owners and the public.
LIST ANY RESTRICTIONS OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers need to bring plenty of drinking water, sun block, a chair, hat, food, etc. Again, this information booth is outside under a canopy.
CONTACT: Wendy Nadler