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Composting

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.

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:

       compost bin  

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
Email: jcsodfrm@nf.aibn.com

For more information about composting or composting resources available from the Garden, please contact:

Educational Coordinator
Tel: (709) 864 - 8590
Email: bgprograms@mun.ca

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