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Too early to think about gardening? Think again!

By Cathy Newhook | Jan. 28, 2014

Memorial University's Botanical Garden is already dreaming of springtime with a series of workshops to get you thinking about your garden and discovering all their tips, tricks and advice.

CompostDrop by the Landing, in the University Centre on Jan. 30, from 1-2 p.m., for the first workshop: Composting in our Challenging Climate. Learn how to compost indoors and out, 12 months of the year. Anne Madden and Christine Byers, Botanical Garden education staff will be the instructors for this program.

The series of workshops, From Garden to Campus, is offered on Memorial's St. John's campus by the Botanical Garden again this winter. Registration is not required and participants are invited to bring along their lunch. Everyone is welcome. Sessions will take place the last Thursday of the month, from January to April and topics will include vegetable gardening in raised beds, berries for a Newfoundland garden and a PlantWatch N.L. information session.

Admission is by donation. Free for students!  All proceeds help support Botanical Garden education program. For more information, please call the Botanical Garden at 709-864-8590 or visit the garden’s website at

"Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream." - Josephine Nuese