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 4 May 2009

Compost Awareness Week

Grow your own this Compost Awareness Week 3-9 May 2009

Compost Awareness Week is all about learning how to make a difference with compost. We can do that by composting our own household kitchen and garden
waste or making the ‘Greener Choice’ of peat-free composts containing recycled materials.

If you want to know more, have a look at the recycle now website about composting.

I have done a few (!) posts on here about the wonders of composting, as well ;-)
I shall be out and about this Compost Awareness Week, I shall be in Hereford High Town on Fri, so if you are nearby, come and say hello :-)


  1. Where would we be without compost, your encouragement is so well placed, can never have too much compost, and why waste stuff which can go back in to help feed us.

    There's some good information on the compost pages of the Garden organic site.

  2. I'm just starting to dip my toes (so to speak) into composting, and the whole process is just amazing - how the scraps can find new life enriching the earth and helping grow new food or plants. As Heskie said, why waste when it can go back in to feed us?

  3. Good stuff compost. We can't wait to see how our plants will grow next year now we are adding chicken manure to our heap every day.

    I just came across bags of compost at my garden centre that claim to be recycled, sustainable, organic, peat free, and all originating from the UK, which seemed good. I think they go by the name of Kayak, or something like that. I bought a couple as I need quite a bit at the moment.


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