Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill. Wastes from your kitchen and yard decompose naturally and turn into soil-enriched humus.
Visit MUN Botanical Garden during International Compost Awareness Week for free lunchtime demonstrations, family activities and information.
Check out our new Composting Made Easy tri-fold brochure:
It contains concise information on home composting in Newfoundland.
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For further information on composting, please refer to the composting leaflets:
Full composting booklet - 16 pages (PDF)
1. Natue: The Great Recycler - composting benefits and background (PDF)
2. Let's Compost! - what you can and cannot compost and green/brown balance (PDF)
3. The Compost Bin - location and construction (PDF)
4. Building Your Compost Pile - how to make the most of your compost pile (PDF)
5. Humus: Garden Gold! - when and how to use the composting end-product (PDF)
6. Winter Composting - extending the composting season year round (PDF)
7. Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms - what you will need, how to do it, and FAQ (PDF)
We have also developed a composting curriculum unit for educators (PDF).
For a local and knowledgeable source of vermicomposting worms, please contact:
Trouter's Special Worm Farm
c/o Christa Williams
Worm Farm Office: (709) 334-3531
Recycling Depot: (709) 334 - 3577
Cell: (709) 682 - 8611
Fax: 334 - 2614
For more information about composting or composting resources available from the Garden, please contact:
Tel: (709) 864 - 8590