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Calendar of Events

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College or of interest to our clientele. Events are tracked all over the state; the maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place. If you would like to filter your results to a particular county, visit the county calendar listing.

2014 County Fair Schedule.

January 2015

Jan 29

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting. The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, 9:30 to 11:30 am. To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org

More info...
For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Jan 31

Las Cruces
Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office to present Affordable Care Act info
This year’s open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act ends soon. For help in navigating the ins and outs, New Mexico State University’s Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office will host a presentation on the Affordable Care Act from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Dona Ana Cooperative Extension Service Office, 530 N. Church Street in Las Cruces. More info...
For more information, contact Karim Martinez at 575-525-6649.

February 2015

Feb 5Mar 26

Beralillo
NMSU, Sandoval Master Gardeners to host eight-week gardening series
Sandoval County Master Gardeners, in conjunction with New Mexico State University's Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service, is hosting an eight-week series on the many aspects of gardening in the Southwest.

The Southwest Homeowners Series will begin Feb. 5 and offer a class each Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. through March 26. The classes will be at the Sandoval County Extension office in the Old Courthouse in Bernalillo, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo.

Attend individual classes or the entire series. Cost of the series is $40 or $5 for each individual class.

The schedule of classes includes:

    • Feb. 5: "Fruit Trees for the Home Landscape," presented by Elizabeth Gardner, Master Gardener arborist.
    • Feb. 12: "Building Desert Soils: The Foundation for Successful Gardening," presented by John Zarola, Master Gardener and master composter.
    • Feb. 19: "Gardening in Drought Conditions," presented by Curtis Smith, retired NMSU horticultural specialist and Southwest Yard & Garden columnist.
    • Feb. 26: "Plant Selection for High Desert Gardening," presented by Margo Murdock, Master Gardener.
    • March 5: "Seed Starting," presented by Lynda Garvin.
    • March 12: "Vegetable Gardening," presented by Loren Meinz, Master Gardener
    • March 19: "Insect Pest Management," presented by Tess Grasswitz, NMSU Integrated Pest Management specialist.
    • March 26: "Preserving the Fruits of Your Labor: Food Preservation Basics," by Nicole Lujan, NMSU Sandoval home economist and 4-H agent.
    More info...
For more information, contact Lynda Garvin at 505-867-2582.
Feb 7

Albuquerque
Pruning with John Ball
Trees and Tree Pruning - a special lecture by Dr. John Ball! Think Trees NM is pleased to host Dr. John Ball speaking at the Albuquerque Garden Center (10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, in Los Altos Park).

Dr. Ball is a professor and Extension Specialist at South Dakota State University. He travels and lectures all across the country on trees, tree pruning, tree care, tree worker safety, and more. In this presentation, he will be focusing on the pruning needs and methods for landscape trees.

This event is free and open to all Master Gardeners, Tree Stewards, Docents, and similar community volunteers from around the state. Plan on joining us for this exciting presentation on tree care and pruning. Though free, registration is required as seating is limited! For more information, and the on-line registration link REGISTER NOW!

To Register for John Ball's two day conference in Albuquerque on Feb. 5 & 6 2015 visit http://www.thinktreesnm.org. Click "Conference" then "Register" for more information and to register.

For more information, contact Graeme Davis at (505) 243-1386.
Feb 26

Albuquerque
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting)
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of composting at home with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, 9:30 to 11:30 am. To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org

More info...
For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.

March 2015

Mar 7

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Osuna Nursery, 501 Osuna Road NE, 10:00 to 11:00 am. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. Weather permitting, the class may be outdoors.

More info...
For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Mar 13

Albuquerque, NM
Vegetable Farming Workshop
Growing vegetables in the Middle Rio Grande Valley can be challenging. Join us for an informative workshop not only designed for seasoned growers and bagging farmers Plan to attend this workshop and learn about:
  • Soil Health
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Marketing
  • Certified Organic Program
  • Cover Cropping
  • Hoophouse Management
  • Healthy Business Practices
The workshop will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at the NMSU Albuquerque Center, 4501 Indian School Rd NE Suite 100 Albuquerque, NM 87110 from 8:30am - 2:30pm

Registration Begins at 8:30

Registration Fee: $20.00 Includes lunch and refreshments

For Registration information visit: http://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu/ Or Contact: John Garlisch (505-243-1386) or Newt McCarty (505-565-3002)

Sponsored by: NMSU Bernalillo and Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service More info...

For more information, contact John Garlisch at 505-243-1386.
Mar 14

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Mar 26

Albuquerque
Bucket Composting with the Bokashi Method
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of composting in a bucket using the Bokashi method.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, 9:30 to 11:30 am. To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Mar 28

Bernaillo, NM
Composting Comprehensive Workshop

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Home Composting Basics and Soil Amending.
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting).
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Bucket Composting With the Bokashi Method.

The workshop will be help at Sandoval County Extension Service Classroom, 811 S. Camino del Pueblo, Old County Courthouse, Bernalillo, NM.

Register for one, two, or all three classes by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org or calling 505-867-2582.

The workshop is a joint venture of the Sandoval County Master Gardeners and Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org at 505-867-2582.

April 2015

Apr 2

Albuquerque
Improving Desert Garden Soils
Desert soil challenges any gardener. Learn how to work with your desert garden soil to improve structure and fertility. The class is sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, 9:30 to 11:30 am. To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 4

Albuquerque
Composting With Worms
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 14

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. To register call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 18

Rio Rancho
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting)
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Road SE, Rio Rancho, 10:00 to 11:00 am. To register call 505-891-5012 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.

August 2015

Aug 29-30

LAs Cruces
2015 Ride for the 4-H Clover
SAVE THE DATE!
  • Friday, August 28, pre-tour party
  • Saturday, August 29, ride begins
  • Sunday, August 30, ride concludes
  • More info...
    For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.