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 19 March 2009

busy bee today

Guess who has been a busy bee today ?

I have been applying for an Environmental Education post which is supply work, as and when required, which is great as it fits in with all the other stuff I do...... and I have been getting insurance quotes for public liability so people who come on my land for chicken keeping or gardening courses, Forest School or play sessions will be covered.

I can't wait to start to run courses and hold play sessions in the wood :-)

more than anything else, THAT is what I am so happy about!

and I must just say how very touched I was by all your lovely responses to my news that I had passed my Forest Schools course!

I WILL do a post on exactly what Forest Schools is all about and just why it is so wonderful for children ( and grown ups!)

but for now, I just want to say THANK YOU ALL for the good wishes.....

I have also been up to the Garden Organic wonderful gardens at Ryton twice in the last 4 days...attending courses on various stuff....

I LOVE Ryton and if you can, I urge you to go and visit....

I have done a lot of gardening today at home AND have had a gardening Eco Club session as well at school..so am off to bed now but I will also write about Garden Organic and Ryton Gardens very soon..as it is a wonderful place ( and I got to actually do some of the gardening there, yesterday.....! wow I felt SO honoured....)

I will also update you all on Cathy the ex batty hen, and share some interesting news about one of the Dorking girls.....lets just say she is proving rather precocious, shull we?


  1. Sounds wonderful and fun!!! Keep us up to date!

  2. And hasn't it been perfect weather for gardening?! I used to go to Garden Organic's garden at Yalding but I think they've closed it now which is a great pity.

    Right - I'm off as I have a WHOLE day with no-one here and have a VERY long gardening list to try and get through.

    Rosie x


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