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.

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Saturday 19 September 2009

CIWM Recycling Champion Award

Oh I am so excited! Once again I am up for this award! I am so pleased, for me, my family and for all the people and the children I work with :-)

From the organisers, The CIWM,

We are delighted to inform you that once again you have been short listed for this award and will be put forward as a finalist to our judging panel, who will be choosing the category winners and also the winner of the overall Award for Environmental Excellence. All the winners will be announced at the ceremony which takes place at the Dorchester Hotel in November.

Hope this time I have better luck actually getting to the event, though....


  1. Oh well done honey - what fabulous news! Congratulations and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you :)

  2. Hmm I am in the final with Almost Mrs Average.... ;-)

    I hope she is going to the "do" it would be lovely to meet up with her :-)

  3. Well done! you must feel really chuffed!
    GTM x

  4. Sorry, only just caught up with this today..... belated... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
    With Love, Jane xxx

  5. Whoop, whoop, whoop, congratulations...I must have been on another planet as I have only just discovered the news. Our local council secretly nominated me and have just called to tell me the news. It will be fantastic to meet you....and yes. It'll be so much fun. Can you tell I'm excited? :-D


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