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!

Friday 31 August 2012

Click here for National Zero Waste week 2012

Yes it is that time of year again, folks! Time to think of ways to reduce your waste.

The fifth National Zero Waste Week takes place week beginning 3rd September 2012. This year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.

National Zero Waste Week is a grassroots campaign that encourages householders to reduce landfill waste. It was launched in 2008 and more than 100 people took part that year. Everyone was motivated, committed and, most importantly, when the week was over, most kept their new ‘good habits’ in place.

If you want to know more about Zero Waste Week and why Rae Strauss started it, five years ago, then read this article to find out more.

So, how can I join in?

This year we’re focusing on improving our recycling habits because if every household in the UK recycled ‘one more thing’, the total amount collected for recycling could increase by more than three quarters of a million tonnes. So decide on your activity and leave a comment on My Zero Waste telling us what you pledge to do, then come back during National Zero Waste Week and let us know how you are getting on. Be sure to bookmark the page!

If you have a blog or webpage, please help spread the word by writing about National Zero Waste week – you can grab an image on the My Zero Waste website!

If you’re on twitter or facebook, encourage your friends and family to join in too.

FACEBOOK – Join our zero waste facebook page and check out the events page

TWITTER – Use the twitter hashtags #onemorething and #nzww and follow My Zero Waste.

If you have a blog or webpage, please help spread the word by writing about National Zero Waste week – you can grab an image on the My Zero Waste website

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