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!

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Master Composter training

Ooo so busy! I have been busy teaching Master Composters today, was great fun and I enjoyed the work a lot Very Happy I like my job! Very Happy

Also had a friend Paul here afterwards ( he was on the training session) and we talked about a lot of stuff over lunch.

Now drinking cider and about to eat chicken with leeks and cheese and saute potatoes and other stuff.

Have also done yet more seed sowing and planting of stuff in the veg patch. Am amazed at the progress of some stuff - tomatoes in particular are very advanced!

Have been up since 5.30 so bed beckons, soon-ish.

How are you all getting on?


  1. I have yet to plant anything outside! :( And it's been snowing. I do love all your pictures though. x


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