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!

Wednesday 24 December 2014

merry whatever to you all :)

Sadly I did not win the final of the Plant Me Now Battle of the Baskets, but I made the final and hopefully people will have read my blog post about why I designed the basket the way I did.

Thank you all who voted for me - I love you for helping and supporting me xxx

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, Winterval, Hannukah etc or what I personally celebrate  - a Festive Yule!

Looking forward to the Return of the Light in 2015 :)

Love you all :)

Compostwoman xxx


  1. Sorry you didn't win - unfortunately, these things are a matter of who can muster the most friends online, not which should win on merit. Hope you have wonderful festivities.

  2. So sorry you did not win. Not for lack of votes from your blog readers I'm sure. Happy Yul to you too:)

  3. Thank you both - I was pleased to have got to the Final :)


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