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!

Thursday 27 February 2014

A reminder about my "How to" guides

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Hello lovely people I have been tidying up a bit more on this blog and re reading old posts - gosh I have written a lot of stuff on here and you have all left some wonderful comments.

I have identified more posts which I think are useful or will answer questions you might have so I have added them to the "How to" guides.

Just to remind you all, just in case you didn't know, look up ^ and below the main header picture you will see a line of tabs, click on the "How to guides" tab and you will find the ( I hope!)  helpful articles I have written over the years on various subjects.

At this time of year the most useful for gardeners would probably be "Things to be doing in Dec/Jan" , "things to be doing in Feb",  "Starting Tomatoes, Peppers and Aubergine seeds (Feb)" and " Growing Potatoes in bags" The last one is for those with polytunnels or some sheltered indoor place - it is still a bit cold in my opinion to put potatoes outside. But if you want to try, feel free :)

There are also guides on composting (!) crafts and chicken keeping. If you find them helpful please leave a comment to let me know :)

Enjoy xxx


  1. I've red about chicken keeping before on your blog, in readiness for when I finally get mine.

    1. That's good to read Joanne - will you be getting them soon?

  2. I'm slowly sifting through your blog and enjoying every minute! I also have three chooks and I'm thinkin of getting three more so I will be picking your brains in the near future I'm sure.


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