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!

Saturday 25 September 2010


The feathery laydies are enjoying all sorts of treats from the orchard and veg patch at the moment!

Spinach which has gone to seed...

And apples..lots and LOTS of apples!


  1. I heard somewhere that spinach isn't good for hens. Have you ever heard anything about that?

  2. No? I wouldn't give them lots, and certainly I would not give the Rhubarb leaves as it has such a lot of Oxalic acid. Spinach has that as well, but not so much...


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