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 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.
Weekday 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. Talks will take place Monday - Friday. The following topic order is tentative at this time:
The ABC's of Composting
Vermicomposting (Worm Composting)
Getting The Most From Your Soil
Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed
- 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