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, 1 March 2017

Why Compostwoman? Why call it The Compost Bin?


10 years ago I started this blog, and I needed a name and an online identity to sign up to Blogger.

I am passionate about composting. Apart from making my own compost from the green waste we generate at home, I also "spread the word" about the benefits of home composting to my fellow man.  I had been a Master Composter for nearly a year at this point ( I started in April 2006) and this is what I still do, nearly 11 years later

Master Composters are volunteers who encourage people in their local community to start composting at home, and offer support to people who are already home composting and may be having difficulties or need encouragement.

So back in Feb 2007, when I needed a name to blog under, I thought for a bit then remembered what our 6 year old daughter had said to me when I came to give a talk at her school.

"you're like Superman Mummy, only you are called Compostwoman, and you can't fly."

So, even though I don't wear my pants on the outside of my tights (!) and I still can't fly, Compostwoman I became :) And still am, after 10 years :)

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