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!


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Garden party

Today I hosted a social gathering at Compost Mansions, for fellow Master Composters and LFHW ambassadors, visitors from the Bisley Community Compost site, some MC's from neighbouring Gloucestershire and some of the various Council staff who manage the MC scheme.

It was a lovely day, we had 22 people visiting :) We had a "bring and share" lunch as well as a BBQ using the LFHW cooker and kit.

Before lunch I gave the party a tour of the garden, composting area, chickens and the Wood and we had many animated discussions about composting!

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