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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Monday 17 September 2012

Just Do Something - Stop The Badger Cull

The first cull  of Badgers in the UK is expected to begin with days or weeks in a precise area of West Gloucestershire which is being kept secret. But it is going to be somewhere near where I live.

  • The West Gloucestershire pilot area description: mainly in the county of Gloucestershire, predominantly within the council districts of the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury, and parts lie within the districts of Wychavon, Malvern Hills and the south east part of the county of Herefordshire. The area does not include the public forest estate in the Forest of Dean. (Source: Natural England)
According to the BBC,  the first licence to kill Badgers will be issued today. The cull, which according to the BBC  is being paid for by the farmers taking part, will allow the shooting of free-running badgers
Please watch this film and listen to what respected experts, such as Sir David Attenborough, Simon King OBE and Mark Carwardine,  have to say about the UK Badger Cull and the spread of Bovine Tb (BTb)

Independent scientific studies have shown that culling would be of little help in reducing bovine TB, and even suggest that it could make things worse in some areas.
If you don't want to see more badgers killed, please sign the petition. This is a new petition and we need to reach 100,000 signatures so please sign it and encourage others to do the same.


  1. I signed this a few days ago too - the whole thing just saddens me - animals being killed as a sort of experiment!

  2. Hi I've stolen the video for a page on my blog - hope you don't mind but I guessed you would be happy for more exposure for the issue


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