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.

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Friday 27 April 2012


Aberfan. The horrible horrible mining disaster where the slag heap crashed down and buried a school, killing lots of children.

I was 4 at the time. I had nightmares about being covered in a slag heap for weeks after (I am Welsh by blood and had paternal family in Wales, mining and also some distant relatives lived in Aberfan ...maybe even of my very distant cousins died in that tragedy but I do not know as I was to young to remember and have no one to ask , now )

I do remember taking in a half crown to nursery later on for the Aberfan appeal.

1 comment:

  1. Have you come across this song about Aberfan? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huW-BgxAz9w Martyn was 6 at the time. It is a bit oblique, but I think it is a comment on the lack of help given by the state.


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