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!

Saturday 8 September 2012

Zero Waste Week 2012 - Study clearing

Our Study is a lovely room, with a lovely view, but with both Compostman and I working from in there and with it housing a lot of our books and my education and craft stores, as well as a load of other things like household filing and ongoing art and craft items, it tend to get a bit "cluttered".  So I decided to have a sort out for Zero Waste Week.

Before - last Monday

These show my half of the room - Compostman's side was not much better! All a bit of a mess, with unfinished projects and part finished things everwhere.

Stuff I sorted out to be stored in the loft :-)

This pile went to the Red Cross Shop in Ledbury :-) This helped to finish the de clutter of the Guest bedroom as well - it is now as clear as I can get it without removing the bed and wardrobe.

Offerings on Freecycle

And this is the Study after I had finished.today :-)

All clean and dusted and vaccumned. I feel much happier now!

Loads of paper put into the recycle bin and all my invoices, filing etc has been sorted out and paid. Compostman and Dear Daughter E also had a tidy up and produced a lot of paper for the recycle bin. We normally have this bin less than half filled over two weeks! This was after one week!

And only one tiny bin of extra waste for landfill generated :-) mainly bits of plastic wrappers, which I am going to see if I can re use or recycle in some way.

 So - I feel this was a very successful de clutter for Zero Waste Week - but what about the Barn and Polytunnel? Watch this space for more details ...

 How did you get on?

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