International Compost Awareness Week
May 5 - 11, 2013
Come to MUN Botanical Garden and celebrate composting! Once again this year we are partnering with MMSB to help promote composting as a means to reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill.
MUN Botanical Garden is proud to partner with MMSB during Compost Awareness Week to help promote composting in our communities.
Exhibits & Information
View Botanical Garden compost displays. Free composting information will be available in our field centre.
Compost Demonstration Garden
Visit our compost demonstration garden, located between the Agnes Ayre gazebo and the Friends' wildlife garden.
Take a close look at our indoor worm bin (vermicomposter).
Three Cheers for Composting Family Program
Bring the family along for special Family Day Programs on Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and celebrating composting. In addition to exhibits and information, the following will take place throughout the day:
Nature Hikes Compost Crafts & Games Story Time Discovery Trail Garden Tours Face Painting Nature Hikes to Oxen Pond / Duck Feeding
MMSB will present a special program from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A special compost cake, including gummy worms, will be served.
Lunchtime Lectures & Demonstrations
Drop by the Garden between noon and 1 p.m. to attend one of the following lunch time compost information demonstrations. Registration is not required for these demonstrations. Thanks to MMSB, there will be a draw for a compost bin after each daily lecture!
Monday, May 6 - The ABC's of Composting
Tuesday, May 7 - Vermicomposting (Worm Composting)
Wednesday, May 8 - Getting The Most From Your Soil
Thursday, May 9 - Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed
Friday, May 10 - Spring Gardening Q&A
For more information 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