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 24 July 2008


The Compostbins blog has received an award! ! Thank you so much Little Veg Patch, I am very very chuffed to be considered for this award. The rules are that I pass it on to 7 of my favourite blogs. I can't, however , pass it on to Little Veg Patch....


I have decided to award the blogs that I like and read regularly. There is no significance in the order, I just did them alphabetically!

Up the Garden Path A beautiful blog, a family in France working hard, being as self suffcient as possible.

The Patient Gardener Fabulous photos which always make me smile!

Tales from the Forest Another family working towards as self sufficient life as possible!

Musings from a Stonehead someone who is about as self sufficient as it gets...I am inspired by his hard work and achievements!

Mrs Nesbitt's place My friend who makes me smile!

Green lane Allotments for spreading the word about Aminopyralid contamination of manure and helping to get something done about it!

Downshift me Matt and Aj - self sufficiency in Nova Scotia!

The common theme? I like these blogs, they make me smile, give me inspiration and ideas :-)


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
    Thanks so much!
    Glad to know you enjoy a smile.....

  2. Thank you so much. I've passed it on.I'm really flattered as the blog has only been going for about a month. Thanks again.

    (My son thinks it's a riot that I got an award from a compostbin! Er, he's 14 which just about says it all!)


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