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 15 May 2015

Off to The Eden Project for #BLEMAY

 9 am

Right then. Bag packed, rucksack packed, food for journey sorted, tickets in wallet in bag. Instructions shown about watering all the precious plants in the polytunnel, cold frame and patio and dealing with the mad broody Serama hen (thank you Compostman I love you  )

Robin Hobb book for the train, along with music in my ear and camera at the ready to capture any interesting images I see.

 I'm off to Eden!

3 pm

Are we there, yet?

Well actually no I wasn't, as is usual for me and public transport one of my trains was delayed so a lot of us missed a connection to Exeter, which made us all late to get to Eden
However we all met up and chatted and made friends, which was great!
Lovely view out of the train and I had a good trip
And then finally we arrived! A bit late but never mind :)

Sarah Blenkinsop's photo.

To free back massages, drinks, friendly people, fabulous food and a weekend of empowering workshops and networking coming up:-)

Then back up the side of the Quarry to our accommodation at the YHA Eden Snoozeboxes - converted shipping containers!

Compact but very well laid out :)

My Norty tribe approved!

Double bed at one end, single bed along the length then a single bed sized wet room at the other end with a toilet, sink and shower.

Attached to the Snoozeboxes was a building with bar, cooking facilities, fridge etc and so we had a party :)

And played scrabble ( as you do :) )


  1. Hey i know that weasus and Panda, are you Celestine?

    1. No :) But well spotted! As yes, they are made by Celestine and the Hare, who is a friend :) There are more at home but Betty Sloth Bear, Veronica Weasel and Norty Panda wanted to come with me :)


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