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 25 August 2008


Having sorted out the pumpkin/corn patch yesterday, I turned to my compost bins to give THEM a sort out and top up also.

I had stockpiled various weeds and prunings and added a HUGE pile of grass cuttings from the lawns as the day progressed.

This, along with the contents of the "browns" bins I keep in the house ( for all the little bitty bits of card, paper, tissue etc which is too scrappy to recycle) was layered in the bins , along with some of the smaller cardboard sheets I got from Freecycle.

I added alternate layers of grass cuttings and paper/cardboard to the bins...I quickly filled up 5 bins and topped up another 5 bins...

It all looks MUCH better now!
and Sid approves, too!

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