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 17 August 2013

So, in the latest news from a world gone mad, what madness is this?

my wonderful patch of the world has been identified as a potential site for Hydraulic Fracturing - that is Fracking to you and me.

We lie directly between Fownhope and Fowlet Farm on the above map and these two places are only a few miles away

I am in a state of shock at this news - I have supported campaigns elsewhere in the UK against Fracking, but never, ever thought we might be a target area as well!

Oh well, time to walk the walk again and get campaigning, I guess!

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