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!

Thursday 17 January 2008

Swap Shops are back!!

Well I finally have a dried out enough phone line to give me the badwidth to post some pictures!! Here is me and the Sustainable Waste Management team doing a Swap Shop in Hereford last Saturday.

We were promoting the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign, which aims to get people to reduce the amount of food waste they generate in the kitchen..by buying less food, shopping wisely, using up leftovers, composting stuff etc etc .

We also held a post Christmas Swap Shop where people could bring unwanted stuff and take way other stuff .I started off helping on the Swap Shop, handing out quiz sheets, answering questions and generally being helpful

and then I moved on to being "Compostwoman" advising people how best to compost their waste and promoting the (really good value) compost bins our council offers at a discount price.

1 comment:

  1. Hi CW, I finally got a Blog!!! Your images look like so much fun wish I was there :) Been thinking of you today while trying to sort out my compost issues at the allotment.


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