International Compost Awareness Week 2014
at MUN Botanical Garden
St. John's, Newfoundland
May 5 - 11, 2014
Come to MUN Botanical Garden May 5 - 11 and celebrate composting! Activities will include free lunch-time workshops, prizes, compost displays and demonstrations, family activities, and lots of composting information.
Admission to the Botanical Garden will be free all week. MUN Botanical Garden is proud to partner with MMSB (Multi Material Stewardship Board) during Compost Awareness Week to help promote composting in our communities.
Lunchtime Lectures & Demonstrations:
Drop by the Garden between noon and 1 p.m. to attend one of the following lunchtime compost information demonstrations. Registration is not required. MMSB will be giving away a backyard compost bin after every session.
- 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
May 6 - Tool Tuesday:
Learn how to select and use garden tools more efficiently and safely, including maintenance, cleaning and sharpening. This drop-in program will be held May 6, starting at 2 pm. Pre-registration is not required. Instructors: MUN Botanical Garden staff.
May 7 - An Afternoon in the Garden:
Join our horticulture staff and see what’s in bloom at MUN Botanical Garden. This outdoor program will take place in the flower garden area on May 7, 2 – 3 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, suitable for gravel paths. Everyone is welcome. Bring your gardening questions. This program will be available every Wednesday, May – November.
May 11 - 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, face painting, nature hikes to Oxen Pond, duck feeding and more. A special compost cake, including gummy worms, will be served.
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) and find out how worms can eat your garbage 12 months of the year.
For more information on composting in Newfoundland, please contact:
Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
MUN Botanical Garden, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Telephone: (709) 864-8590