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REF NO.: 307

SUBJECT: International Compost Awareness Week at Memorial’s Botanical Garden

DATE: April 25

Come to Memorial’s Botanical Garden, located at 306 Mt. Scio Road in St. John’s, and celebrate composting from May 1-7. There will be free admission all week. Visitors can view exhibits, compost displays and collect lots of free composting information in the field centre. Ever Green Recycling and the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) will have exhibits and information in the display room. There will also be a compost demonstration garden, located between the Agnes Ayre gazebo and the Friends wildlife garden, and an indoor worm bin (vermicomposter).

Bring the family along to a special Sunday Family Day on May 1. There will be children’s compost crafts, stories and activities. Or drop by the garden between 12 noonand 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, to attend one of the following free lunch time compost information demonstrations. Registration is not required for the following demonstrations:

Monday, May 2 Worm Composting with Anne Madden, education coordinator, and Bill Glynn of Trouter’s Special Worm Farm

Tuesday, May 3 Getting The Most From Your Soil, by Roy Stares, assistant gardener

Wednesday, May 4 Creating Compost, by Ken Proudfoot, Friend of the Garden

Thursday, May 5 Waking up Your Spring Garden Bed, by Carl White, head gardener

Friday, May 6Hanging Baskets, by Tim Walsh, nursery manager

Saturday, May 7 Plant Propagation Workshop, with instructor Tim Walsh, nursery manager (fee: TBA)

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For more information, please contact Anne Madden, education coordinator, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, at 737-8590 or


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