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!

Wednesday 13 February 2008

A trip out to the Zoo!

Today we had a day off from Garden/House repair/clearing trees and took compostmiss and a friend to Bristol Zoo.
We had a lovely time! I have mixed feelings about zoos but Bristol has a very good conservation and breeding policy and supports various places around the World in their efforts to keep animals in their natural habitat. So after our very first visit, several years ago, we became family members and now go several times a year to see the Zoo.

AND the Zoo has a brilliant attitude to food, recycling, etc!! The cafe has fair trade, seasonal, local ( sometimes organic!) food, paper cups for water, china mugs for drinks, wooden spoons for stirrers etc etc so all the stuff can be composted!

The best bit was when I asked in the Cafe if the very yummy looking chicken dish was made from free range chicken ( as I wouldn't have eaten it otherwise(!))

The answer was "yes, of course " :)

So a good day out for the compost family and friend. ;)

Why can't more family attractions be
like that??

A Merekat

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