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Week of May 1 - 7, 2016 - SCRD Sechelt, BC
Compost Week Happenings

Week of May 1-7, 2016 - MUN Botanical Garden St. John's, NL

MUN Botanical Garden is proud to partner with MMSB during Compost Awareness Week to help promote composting in our communities.

  • Monday, May 2: The ABC's of Composting - Instructor: Christine Gillard, Environmental Educator
  • Tuesday, May 3: Plants for Sensory Garden - Instructor: Todd Boland, Research Horticulturalist
  • Wednesday, May 4: Choice Vegetables for a Newfoundland Garden - Instructor: Carl White, Head Gardener
  • Thursday, May 5: Vermicomposting (Worm Composting) - Instructor: Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
  • Friday, May 6: Planting a Hanging Basket - Instructor: Tim Walsh, Nursery Manager
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Week of May 1-7, 2016 - Winning free compost in Niagara, ON

Niagara residents can win free compost during
International Compost Awareness Week.

“Feed the soil…COMPOST…for the love of the earth”, is the theme for 2016’s International Compost Awareness Week held this year from May 1-7.

The Niagara Region is giving away two prizes consisting of one cubic metre of compost, including delivery, to two Niagara residents.

Niagara residents can make the pledge to use the Green Bin for 30 days and enter the contest between May 1 and May 7 by visiting

In addition, the region will also be holding its annual spring compost giveaway. Beginning May 2 and until May 31, 2016 (while quantities last), residents of Niagara region can pick up one cubic metre of bulk compost for free.

Compost is available at the following locations:

Bridge Street landfill (Fort Erie)
1300 Bridge Street Fort Erie
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays and Statutory Holidays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: Closed
For all residents

Niagara Road 12 landfill (West Lincoln)
Concession Road 7 West Lincoln
Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays and Statutory Holidays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday: Closed
Compost is available to residents of Grimsby, Pelham, Lincoln and West Lincoln only.

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May 2-6, 2016 - REAPS Compost Demonstration Garden
Prince George, BC

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week from May 2nd to 6th! Learn to reuse your vegetable waste, instead of allowing it to be trucked off to the landfill! Known as "Gardener's Gold", compost enriches soil fertility, stimulates healthy root development, and improves soil texture, aeration and water retention.

Learn how to compost and have all of your questions answered with REAPS this week at 2pm daily at the REAPS Compost Demonstration Garden, 1950 Gorse St, near Lheidi T'enneh Memorial Park.

  • Monday, 02 May, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 03 May, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 04 May, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, 06 May, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Phone: 250-561-7327

Wed May 4, 2016 - Green Action Centre Winnipeg, MB
Vermicomposting Workshop

International Compost Awareness Week runs from May 1st-7th this year. Started by the Compost Council of Canada in 1995, a week-long celebration of compost is now marked every spring in countries around the world.

Register online for our downtown Winnipeg Vermicomposting Workshop
on May 4th.

Learn how easy it is to vermicompost on May 4th, 2016 from 12:00pm – 1:00 pm EcoCentre Boardroom (303 Portage Ave, 3rd Floor).
Best suited for those without access to a yard, vermicomposting is an compact way that you can recyle your organic nutrients and reduce your amount of waste. Learn the basics behind composting with worms, including setting up a bin, maintaining a healthy community of worms and harvesting the finished compost.

Please let us know if you will be attending by registering. For additional information click here.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 - Canderel Toronto, ON

Thursday May 5, 2016 - Manitoba Children's Museum

Thursday May 5, 2016 - Oriole Community Garden Toronto, ON

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Friday May 6, 2016 - Compost Day Brandon, MB

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