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!

Tuesday 14 October 2008

I have an ad on my blog

Some of the sharper eyes amongst you may have noticed I have an ad up on my blog, linking to The Recycle Works. I have been a big fan of them for a long time: I use their wooden compostbins which work REALLY well and was impressed that they were made of FSC timber and were NOT treated with nasty CCA wood preservetives. So far I have used the bins for 6 years and they are still going strong! I have ordered many items from them and have ALWAYS been impressed with their products and services.

One of the very kind things they did was to donate a childrens wooden compost bin to my local school fete as a "Build an Compost Bin" competition prize. So when they launched an Affiliates scheme a few days ago I was very happy to ask if I could join!

This is what The Recycle Works has to say about itself

"The Recycle Works Limited was established in 1995 by Sylvia Hopwood. The Company set out to address the matter of recycling within the family and in particular recycling Organic Waste. Separation of Organic Waste prevents poisonous leachate and monoxides from forming when in contact with the various metals in the waste stream. The Scientists do not really know, but these poisons may contaminate the earth for hundreds of years.

We are fortunate to live and work in a beautiful part of the country in the Ribble Valley and on the doorstep of Britain’s only European Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Forest of Bowland We are also particularly aware of, and only buy raw materials with accreditation to Fair Trade, FSC wood, and sourcing of European woods from well managed and sustainable forests.

You are safe with our secure on-line ordering system, see our Terms & Conditions. We will never pass on your details to a third party Privacy Statement. The Recycle Works is continually developing the range of products and adding good, new and innovative items. We manufacture many of the products we sell. This gives us a unique range of items to offer to you. We also address separation and sorting items.

Main Product Groups:

* Home Composting
* EM (Effective MicroOrganisms) & Healthy Living
* Vermicomposting
* Organic Gardening
* The Magic Range
* Kitchen Waste Recycling
* Water Recycling
* Sorting Waste "

So, IF you want to shop at The Recycle Works, if you clink on the linky here, and buy something from them, I will get some commission. It's that simple, I don't get any details about you or anything, I just get a bit of credit from them for being the means by which you went to shop with them....


  1. Brilliant - you get to advertise something you truely believe in and get paid something when people buy from them. A real win win situation.

    Rosie x

  2. It was rather interesting for me to read this blog. Thank you for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

    Kate Hakkinen


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