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!

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Results of the 1000 post Givaway are in!

You thought I had forgotten, didn't you? Go on, admit it, you did... well, I hadn't and having finally drawn a name out of the   hat  old cardboard box  paper bag, the winner is...( cue drumroll)

The winner is Dc from the blog Frugal in Norfolk. ! Congratulations :-)

Dc if you could email me your address at CompostwomanATtheHYPHENcompostbinDOTcom, I will send you a little something :-) And thank you to all those who commented and who follow my blog :-)


  1. Congrats FIN! You are a worthy and lucky winner!

    Sft x

  2. Well done F I N. I think I forgot to enter, or maybe I did, oh I don't know.

    1. Meanqueen I ended up entering anyone who commented on the 1000 th post ones, or was a follower of the blog ( or both) as it all got a bit complicated for me.

      Basically if you commented on the givaway posts OR have followed my blog you had one chance to get lucky :-)

      And I really DID use a brown paper bag - all the hats are packed away and I couldn't find an empty box :-)

      There are more nice things being given away in the next few weeks - I have some good stuff coming up thanks to some nice companies. :-)

  3. Thank you for the win! Hope you got the address.


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