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!

Monday 21 May 2012


One of the things I learnt as a child, but then forgot, ( like knitting) was how to crochet.

I have painfully re learned how to knit - but crochet was not so easy

so I enrolled on a short course at THE WOOL GARDEN, in nearby Newent.

I enjoyed myself and got a bit more confidence, as well as buying some lovely DEBBIE BLISS yarn from them.

I can recommend the shop and Bron ( the owner) is lovely.

Am now crocheting a huge granny square throw :-)

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