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International Compost Awareness Week

May 7 - 13, 2017

MUN Botanical Garden is proud to partner with the Compost Council of Canada during Compost Awareness Week
to help promote composting in our communities.

Come to MUN Botanical Garden May 7 - 13 and celebrate composting! Activities will include free lunch-time gardening presentations, compost displays and demonstrations, family activities, and lots of composting information.

Three Cheers for Composting Family Program

Bring the family along for a special family day program on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and celebrate composting. In addition to exhibits and information, the following will take place throughout the day:

Nature hikes, compost crafts & games, story time, and duck feeding.

Canada 150 National Compost Week Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2017
This special presentation in partnership with the Compost Council of Canada will have the national kick-off here in St. John's, Newfoundland.  Owen Reeve's, of CTV's Marilyn Denis Show, will be giving a talk on: Growing Edibles Naturally - Living Soil - Benefits of Compost.
Location: Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road, St. John's, NL
Time: 2pm
Registration & Fee: TBD
This event is sponsored by Premier Tech.

Lunchtime Gardening Presentations

Drop by the Garden by noon to attend a gardening presentation. Registration is not required for these demonstrations. All workshops take place from 12 - 1 pm, at the Botanical Garden.

  • Monday, May 8: The ABC's of Composting - Instructor: Christine Gillard, Environmental Educator
  • Tuesday, May 9: Choice Vegetables for a Newfoundland Garden - Instructor: Carl White, Head Gardener
  • Wednesday, May 10: Vermicomposting (Worm Composting) - Instructor: Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
  • Thursday, May 11: Butterfly Basics - Gardening For Pollinators - Instructor: Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
  • Friday, May 12: Get Your Garden Ready for Spring - Instructor: Carl White, Head Gardener

Compost Demonstration Garden

Visit our compost demonstration garden, located between the Agnes Ayre gazebo and the wildlife friendly garden.


Take a close look at our indoor worm bin (vermicomposter).

For more information on composting in Newfoundland, please visit Compost Section of this website.

For more information on these events and programs please contact: 

Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
MUN Botanical Garden
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Telephone: (709) 864-8590
Fax: (709) 864-8596