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 19 April 2014

Wood stuff

Today we spent most of the day in the wood doing all sorts of ground work and stuff. We had a lot of fun as well work can be fun you know!

Such a lovely view as we walked into  the wood

How high?

We cooked lunch on the campfire and had hot chocolate and coffee with our sandwiches

At the end of the day we had cleared up and made the Forest School site  all tidy and clean

ready for the course I will host next week :)


  1. I would love to have woods closer to me and I'm extremely jealous lol. I always find your posts interesting x

  2. We are very lucky that the wood is part of our land so we just walk down the garden and through the gate :)

  3. A day in the woods is always a good day!

  4. It is Gill - I love our wood :)


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