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!

Sunday 1 March 2009

I'm back!

I have had LOTS of problems recently with my computer, my broadband provider, Blogger and everybody.....

so PLEASE forgive me if it is all a bit erratic!

I WILL try to post all the many posts I have written, if circumstances allow..........

So watch this space....please!

I AM trying!


  1. I missed you, glad to see you back. Margaret

  2. Glad to see you back.

    Hereford uk

  3. Welcome back CW... Love Jane xxx

  4. I'm glad it was only technical issues. Welcome back.

  5. Ha I shouldn't have done this post, as I immediately couldn't accest posts OR post any comments or get emails !

    Ho hum, have a huge backlog of ( hopefully) interesting posts which I can't get in to upload....

    will keep on trying, as they are about planting various stuff...( Spuds, B Beans, Toms etc....)

    as well as the usual chicken related mayhem and suchlike!

    Watch this space friends...( rolls eyes in frustration!)

    I now have a wordpress blog set up and ready to go....(!)


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