Welcome! Moors Wood is a small private woodland owned and managed by Sarah and Ian Blenkinsop as a nature reserve and as a sustainably managed source of various wood products.

Sarah is a freelance Environmental Educator, Lecturer and Forest School Leader. Based at her own site at Moors Wood, Sarah provides fun natural/recycled craft workshops; play or storytelling sessions; eco themed parties; workshops on food preservation, setting up an organic garden, setting up a composting area or keeping chickens; or training courses in various woodcraft and play skills. These services are available for adults and/or children. Sarah is also very happy to come to you and deliver any of the above, or to give talks to groups.

Follow the links to find out more about what is on offer. Please click on the photos if you need to make them larger. Also visit Sarah's other site, The Compost Bin, for more general info and advice on sustainable living.

Leominster Allotment Composting Workshop

This morning I loaded up my car and headed off to Leominster to the Ginhall Lane Allotments. I had never visited these allotments and was very impressed by what I found. All was neat and tended and there were a lot of compost bins in evidence :)

I was there to give a workshop on "improving your composting" with both technical and practical advice. So I talked about what composting actually is, why we do it in our gardens the way we do, the best place to site a compost bin, the environmental and financial benefits of composting, the natural processes which turn kitchen and garden waste in compost,

We had a break after an hour for tea and cake which was most welcome as it was sunny but chilly outside!

We then went to look at some compost bins on site  and discussed how to tell when your compost is ready, how to get it out of the bin  and what to do with it when you have got it out.

We then went and looked at the emerging community composting area on the allotment site.

I went home pleased with the reaction of the group, who said they all found my talk both useful and interesting.

"It was so interesting & she was such a knowledgeable speaker" said Janet, of the workshop.

I didn't get to take any photos but Chris Preece the Vice Chair of the Allotment Association very kindly let me use some of his.

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