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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The winning entry

This is the entry Compostgirl wrote for the All Write 2013 competition.

She was a bit miffed when she read the entry in the book, as the last line was meant to be a repeat of the end of the first paragraph - but that's what happens if the author has no control over the final proof reading :)

This little gem was the very first story she wrote, when she was not quite 5 and a half. Even then she had an amazing imagination :)  I keep lots of her work :)

"At night all my toys woke up. They woke up at twelve oclock: The toys put on their clothes and go down stairs. They eat jam and then they run outside and play.

The end.

Very very proud of Compostgirl's creative writing achievements.


  1. What a talented girl the stories are wonderful ... both of them :-)

  2. I bet your as proud as punch, I would be. Give her a well done from me xx


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