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!

Saturday 24 September 2016

Garden Organic Masters conference 2016

Because I am a Three Counties Traditional Orchards Champion and  now a Worcestershire Master Composter ( yes I managed to get back to being one!)

I am again one of the family of Garden Organic volunteers :)

So yesterday I drove to Ryton to attend the annual conference - always a highlight of my year :)

My first workshop was on natural dyeing

I made this :)

I feel another craft interest blooming :)

Drying my dyed silk hankies on the marquee bunting line

After an excellent lunch we had more talks, another workshop choice ( I did composting creatures :) )

Then tea and cake!

An excellent day, spent with lots of friends as usual :)

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