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!

Friday 17 October 2014

Master Composters social

So tonight I had a trip out all by myself  :)  to a Master Composters social evening organised by our manager Ste to thank we volunteers for our time and efforts getting people to compost at home  :)

We gathered at The Cube in Malvern, a lovely place, for to eat an excellent veg/vegan supper of soup and sandwiches. I was pleased to be able to eat a Harcombe Diet friendly carb meal of beetroot, ginger and carrot soup and wholemeal bread sandwiches containing hummus and carrot :) Yummy.

Then we were entertained and informed by a talk on Cutting Edge Veg from the co-ordinator of Sowing New Seeds at Garden Organic, Anton Rosenfeld.  Anton is passionate about the growing, preparation and eating of food from a wide diversity of cultures. He has lived in South America, he has grown food crops for Caribbean and Indian communities, and on returning to the UK he was excited to see that people had managed to produce many of these crops successfully in our UK climate. The Sowing New Seeds project was the perfect opportunity to realise this interest.You may remember I blogged about attending CPD training with him at Ryton here.

Wonderful stuff and very inspiring :) After coffee and cake ( I had a just mouthful to taste :)  ) and a lot of chat with friends, I was given a lift back to Gt Malvern Station  (thank you Cyrus!) and waited on the platform, for 30 min listening to the rain fall (only because I had just  missed the early train ) reading stuff on my tablet and writing in my day journal.

Then the train arrived and I got on, sitting with a very lovely young lady who was returning to Hereford after a week away training in Liverpool. We had a lovely chat :)  Compostman collected me in my swish new to me car :)

I really enjoyed myself this evening :)

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