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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Sunday 31 July 2011


The Lammas Festival at the beginning of August is one of the four Celtic Cross Quarter Festivals. Lammas looks back to a time when people were much more intertwined and connected to the land and their lives were governed by the cycle of the seasons and the growing of food to keep them alive.

This is the time of the year where we gather in the harvest, of wheat or what ever else we have grown and to give thanks for the ( hopefully) bountiful harvest which the earth has blessed us with.

This is what I gathered from my polytunnel early this morning. I have harvested much much more during today but didin't take any pictures......sorry!

I also made some corn and lavender favours last night, which I will keep over winter until Imboc ( in early February) I will then burn the favours on the fire and scatter the ashes on the soil where I am going to start the new seasons plantings. So the Wheel of the Year turns around.......

Whatever you harvest today and in the weeks to come I hope you have a fruitful, fulfilled and happy  time.

A blessed Lammas day to you all.

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