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 6 August 2011

E is for ...

ENVIRONMENTALLY MINDED We  reduce, we reuse,  we recycle, we are mindful of what we buy and where it comes from. We grow our own wood for heating our house and we generate electricity and hot water from the Sun. We grow a lot of our own food and we are 100% no ifs or buts organic. We compost, as well ;-)
I have also taught all this stuff to my daughter and to other adults and children and I hope people learn interesting stuff when they read this blog.

ENTHUSIASTIC.  I am. Just how I am made, I guess! I appreciate it can get a bit wearing to other people sometimes when I go on a bit about my latest passion.

ENERGETIC.  I don't , sadly have loads of energy anymore. Since getting an auto immune illness 10 years ago, which fortunately has largely gone but has left me with ME/CFS, I have to be careful about overdoing it. Sometimes I do, becasue it is more important to get on a do the stuff in a short time period. Then I get ill or am just wiped out for a couple of days/couple of weeks...

EDUCATED I am well educated, but am always open to learn something new :-)

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I just thought I would pop in as I am doing the Alphabet thing too and here you are not so far away as some of the others. I would love to have woodland and an orchard and chickens too. Maybe one day we will manage to move out of the city, but in the meantime we can dream a bit. All the best Joanna


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