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!

Thursday 11 May 2017


I've just come out of a very busy weekend with a workshop at the end of March, two days solid on my stall at BlossomTime and it has wiped me out.

And I'm exhausted. There is SO much to do at this time of year and I'm feeling very overwhelmed, just too much going on in my life, with work, trying ( and mostly failing) to maintain the wood, veg patch, gardens and house at Compost Mansions, continuing my studies for the PDC and a lot of not great family stuff going on, all the while with feeling pretty unwell.

To be honest updating my blog, which used to be a pleasure, has become just another chore I have to do, which I worry about not doing and which adds to the feeling of overwhelm.

So I'm going to take a break from blogging for a little while.

I will be back!