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 30 June 2008

School Fete

Last Saturday was Compostgirl's School Fete.

Now I get a weekly email from Sylvia at "The Recycle Works" purveyers of all things green and composty , which is a nice round up of the weeks goings on, special offers etc and one of the things she said a few weeks back was that

" we think it is a great idea to have compost bin speed assembly competitions if you are having a fund raising event. With only a small entry fee you could raise a lot of money in a few hours. We reckon that you can get the bins up in about 3-4 minutes at the most! If you have a good event coming up you could apply to me and tell me why you should have a compost bin for the event and if we agree to donate the first prize - you will need a stop watch!"

WELL! I was planning on taking my Master Composter's Stall along ANYWAY, so I emailed Sylvia and asked nicely and ..guess what! She gave me a Childrens Compost bin to use for the competition and as a prize!

My stall at the fete

We all had a really good time and the winner put the bin together in an amazing time of 1 minute 16 seconds and the Fete raised nearly £2000 for school funds! NOT BAD! SO THANK YOU Sylvia and all at The RecycleWorks for your generosity in giving me the prize.

There are more pictures from the Fete on The Recycle Works Blog

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