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International Compost Awareness Week

May 5 - 11, 2014

Come to MUN Botanical Garden May 5 - 11 and celebrate composting! Activities will include free lunch-time workshops, compost displays and demonstrations, family activities, and lots of composting information.

Admission to the Botanical Garden will be free all week. Donations gratefully accepted.

MUN Botanical Garden is proud to partner with MMSB during Compost Awareness Week to help promote composting in our communities.

Three Cheers for Composting Family Program

Bring the family along for special Family Day Programs on Sunday, May 11, 10 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 Discovery Trail Garden Tours Face Painting Nature Hikes to Oxen Pond / Duck Feeding

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. 

Monday, May 5 - The ABC's of Composting

Tuesday, May 6 -  Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed

Wednesday, May 7 -  Vegetable Gardening in a Raised Bed

Thursday, May 8 - Vermicomposting (Worm Composting)

Friday, May 9 - Berries for Your Newfoundland Garden


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).

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

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