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 6 May 2013

Compost Awareness Week 2013

Compost Awareness Week  (CAW) is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about using organic waste as a resource to produce compost.  Garden Organic’s Master Composters around the country will be out and about answering composting questions and encouraging those who don’t already compost at home to start.

I will be at Sainsbury's in Hereford on Thursday, helping the Council Waste Officers answer questions about composting -  various collegues will be doing the same in other parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire this week as well!


       Tuesday 7th May – Morrisons, Leominster 11:00 – 2:00
-          Wednesday 8th May – Sainsburys, Hereford 12:00 – 4:00
-          Friday 10th May - Asda, Hereford 12:00 – 4:00


Mon 6th May
Discover Bewdley Spring Fair
10:00 – 4:00
Tue 7th May
Evesham library WR11 4PJ
10:00 – 4.00
Wed am 8th May
Malvern library WR14 2HU
10:00 – 1:00
Wed pm 8th May
Upton library WR8 OLE
1:30 – 4:00
Thurs 9th May
Kidderminster Town Hall  DY10 1DB
10:00 – 1:00
Fri 10th May
Avelchurch Library B48 7TA
10:00 – 1:00

For the 2013 Compost Awareness Week Garden Organic will be running a ‘Decorate Your Compost Bin Competition’; be creative and as imaginative as possible.  Entry to the competition is open to all ages and abilities.

 If you need reminding how to make compost, my "How to..." guides is a good place to start!

How I make compost

Top tips to maximise how much compost you make.

Making Leaf Mould

Happy Composting :-)

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