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I work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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, 2 August 2009

Vestas factory workers campaign - new song from Seize the Day

For those of you who have never had the joy of seeing/hearing them, Seize The Day are a radical English acoustic band with global roots. They write songs to celebrate, inspire and support the liberation of life. Whatever needs to change or be defended in this world, they sing to make you laugh about it, cry about it, dance about it – maybe even inspire you to believe that you can DO something about it!

Seize the Day are currently camped out at the Vestas factory in the Isle of Wight in support of the workers. With the (free) help of locals and a recording studio they have written and recorded a new song about the 'Boys on the Balcony' which is now available FOR FREE on their website. Go here : http://www.seizetheday.org/index.cfm download it, play it and pass it on !

There is more info here about what the Vestas workers are after, but basically Vestas plan to close the UK's only wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight, transferring the work to the US and China . Workers are fighting back against the bosses, OCCUPYING THE FACTORY to pressure the government to nationalise the factories and continue production under new management.

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