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Bernalillo County
Cooperative Extension Service

1510 Menaul Blvd NW Ext
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386
844-409-0562 (Toll Free)
Fax: 505-243-1545

Seasonal News & Classes

Food Preservation
Hunting season is in full swing! Check out this quick and easy recipe for jerky [outside link], shared by our own Nicole Jacobs on a recent episode of New Mexico Living.


  • RESERVATIONS: MUST CALL 505-243-1386 (or email:
  • CONFIMATION: DUE 2 WEEKS PRIOR to program's start date (& FEE PAYMENTS if applicable).

* NEW * - 2019 Fall FCS Brochure

Download the 2019 Family and Consumer Sciences Autumn Brochure for news and information about upcoming classes, workshops, and other activities. Additional details are available here on the website; check back for updates.

October 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2019 - Kitchen Creations
Type 2 Diabetes Cooking School (4-Class Series)
Wednesdays, 9 AM-12 PM, by Dianne Christensen. RESERVATIONS: Pre-Registration required (Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes). Space is limited; call 505-243-1386 to RSVP. COST: Free. LOCATION (Click for map): Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services Lab, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

October 19 - New Mexico Fermentation Festival
Saturday, 10/19/19, 10 AM-4 PM. Fourth Annual Fermentation Festival will feature experts and information about various fermentation methods for a variety of foods and beverages. Come learn about cider, pickles, kraut, cheese, kombucha, kefir, sourdough, and and more! The fermentation process preserves foods and creates enzymes, and probiotics are beneficial to consumers. Organized by Edible New Mexico, proceeds benefit the Hubbell House Alliance and the BernCo Quality of Life Fund. LOCATION: Gutierrez-Hubbell House, South Valley, Albuquerque. (Click for Map and Directions). COST: $5.00-15.00. Click Ticket information

2019 Fall Cooking Class - Hands-On Lab Class

  • November 6 - Eating Well With Diabetes: (Topic TBD)
    Wednesday, 11/06/19, 9 AM-12 PM. Regardless of whether you are diabetic, plan to come and enjoy learning to make healthy dishes your friends and family will enjoy. LAB FEE: $10.00. PRE-REGISTRATION: Required; call the office 505-243-1386. LOCATION: (Click for map): Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services Lab, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

2020 - Upcoming Classes, Events, and Workshops
* * * Please note: Reservations begin January 2020 * * *

  • January-May- National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
    For those at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. You Can Make A Change For Life. 16 weekly meetings & 6 monthly follow-up sessions.
    PRE-REGISTRATION: After Jan. 1, call 505-243-1386.
    • Albuquerque - Tuesdays, Jan 28-May 12, 9 AM-10:30 AM
    • Tijeras - Thursdays, Jan 30-May 14, 9 AM-10:30 AM

  • February - Slim & Strong
    6 Weekly Meetings
    • Albuquerque - Wednesdays, 9 AM-11 AM, Feb 5-Mar 11

  • February - Kitchen Creations
    Series of 4 diabetes cooking classes.
    • Tijeras - Thursdays, 1 PM-4 PM, February 6, 13, 20, & 27

Links to more information & resources:

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* NEW * - Extension Program Webinars Now Online!

Family and Consumer Science webinars are now available for viewing on all your devices. Learn from NMSU's Extension educators via the NMSU Extension webpage:
Upcoming webinars and previously recorded webinars are listed.

As seen on KRQE

MIND Diet for Alzheimers - what to eat images of fruit vegetables and various food groups
MIND Diet for Alzheimers

...or contact Dianne Christensen to discuss any questions at 505-243-1386 or

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