Once a month on Saturdays in 2018 Hands-on Clinics will teach proper techniques for building a thermal pile, turning, finishing, and screening compost, in addition to straw bale worm composting techniques (vermicomposting). Bring hats, gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and a pitch fork if you have one. All clinics held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe.
2018 Home Grown New Mexico education classes/workshops/events in Santa Fe. These classes are also posted on the community calendar in red. Note: some of classes have a fee for members. But many classes are free for members or at reduced rates. Non-members pay a fee for most classes. Classes/Events
Santa Fe Public Schools Sustainability Program
Recycling and Waste Reduction – Improving the Bottom Line
SFPS Waste Management and Recycling Services Chart as of Jan 2017
Reunity Resources is a Northern New Mexico-based 501c3 social enterprise with a zero waste mission: “it’s our goal to reunite our waste streams with value for our community. We are dedicated to educating about, implementing and promoting zero waste programs. We facilitate recycling and reuse from Santa Fe area restaurants, and we are the only organization of our kind in the nation. Through our BioFuel Collective, we collect used cooking oil from local restaurants, recycle it into ASTM-certified biodiesel and then redistribute clean, renewable fuel to northern New Mexico. We also educate about and advocate for closed-loop recycling systems and the use of alternative fuels. Our compost program diverts 1.4 million pounds of food waste ANNUALLY from our local landfill […] and creating a valuable resource for other farmers and gardeners and participating in the carbon sequestration cycle. We also partner with Santa Fe Public Schools and we have trained staff and over 8,250 children at a dozen elementary schools in cafeteria compost separation.” (Source)