Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Monday 28 January 2008

Hard at work.

I have been moving compost around today!

In the last few days I have (slowly) shifted 2000 l of compost out of the raised bed where it has lived for the last 6 months ( and where it grew a shed load of "Three Sisters" ie Sweetcorn, Beans and Pumpkins) and spread it on the veg patch.

I have also turned one of the compost bins
and dug out the contents to refill up the raised bed to grow 2008's "Three Sisters" crop.

oh and guess who helped to spread out the pile of compost onto the veg patch??

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