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!


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Hello and welcome Guardian readers

@GdnLiveBetter   @gardenorganicuk

Today I am very excited!

I was delighted when The Compost Bin was added to the Guardian Live Better Grassroots green blogs list on Twitter, and today I am even more delighted to be the Sustainable Blog of the Week.

So I’d like to welcome Guardian readers to The Compost Bin, where I write about us and our life here at what we jokingly refer to as Compost Mansions (it isn't a mansion btw, but a normal detached house in the country).
 
We are not totally self sufficient deepest darkest greens here by any means (!) but we do try to live a bit more of a self reliant lifestyle. We have, during the years we have lived here, gained a lot of experience of how to grow stuff, compost, keep chickens, manage woodland, preserve food and live on a smallholding, which I like to write about and share. So there are (I hope) lots of good ideas on this blog; some are ours and some we have gleaned from other people. 

Please do read and enjoy and share any of our ideas or experiences, after all that is why I write about our lives! And please, do leave a comment as I love to read comments and I try really hard to reply :)

Thank you for reading and welcome, once again, to The Compost Bin :)

Sarah aka Compostwoman xxx



11 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on being Sustainable Blog of the Week. Certainly well deserved. I am learning so much, even on the other side of the world.

    From Mary in Perth, Australia

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    1. Thank you so much Mary, I am so glad you enjoy the blog and find it useful :)

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  2. It's a brilliant article and for once they do seem to have got the gist of your life and not altered anything. Well done on being picked as their Sustainable Blog of the Week, very well deserved in my opinion.

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  3. Thanks Sue, They sent me some interview questions ( which you can see in the article) which I wrote replies to and luckily for me they have published most of what I said :) Some of the questions ( and answers) have been missed out completely but it would have been very long indeed if they had published all of it :)

    A good article, as you say and we are very pleased to be featured - I think we actually come across as fairly normal :)

    I enjoyed taking part and think the Live Better challenges and website is very good in general.

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  4. Well done, that was a good article in the Guardian.

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    1. I thought it was pretty good Ilona and we were pleased :)

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  5. well done! read it this morning in the Guardian, hadn't read you for a while so am back for a catch up!

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    1. Thank you Sarah :) Was that online or in the printed version?

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  6. Lovely blog! A question about the Hungry Bin: are Omlet not selling them anymore? Couldn't find it on their website...

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  7. Thank you Eveline. I don't think they are anymore :( Which is a shame

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  8. :( indeed! I want one! I'll email and try to convince them to restock

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Hello! Thank you for reading my blog and for commenting. I try to reply as quickly as I can and I really appreciate your interest in my life and doings here in The Compost Bin.

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