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November 2018

Healthy Growth with No Dig Gardening, talk near Portsmouth

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road
Hayling Island, PO11 0HB
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An illustrated, one hour talk on how to have healthy soil and plants, and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. Charles explains how he makes, buys and uses compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. You see photos of the trials Charles runs to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no…

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Talk on no dig, for Oxford & District Federation of Allotment Associations

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road
Oxford, OX20BT United Kingdom
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£10
Charles Dowding no dig garden

An illustrated, one hour 20min talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. Charles explains how he makes, buys and uses compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. How to crop intensively, all through the growing season. Harvesting methods to increase your take from what you plant. Tips on propagating.…

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Talk on no dig gardening and saving time, Bracknell 7th November

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coopers Hill Centre Bracknell, RG127QS United Kingdom + Google Map

For Bracknell Horticultural Association, plus this will be a ticketed event. An illustrated, one hour 20 minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. I explain how to make, buy and use compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. How to make compost. You see photos of the trials…

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No dig weekend intensive 10th/11th November, full

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 2:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£290
Charles Dowding no dig garden November 2017

You learn the advantages of no dig for growing, both on small and on a larger scale. Together with this, we discuss how to grow a market and to make a return on your time. I give advice on the most profitable vegetables to grow, sowing dates, and tips on picking and packing . Its a full-on weekend when you see Homeacres garden with some beds now cleared and mulched for next year, others full of harvests to come. Compost is the principle addition…

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Talk on no dig at Aldborough Community Centre, November 16th

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aldborough Community Centre, The Green, Aldborough
Norwich, Norfolk NR11 7AA United Kingdom
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Salads polytunnel no dig, these will be here still in March for the course

An illustrated, one hour talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers.

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Talk on no dig gardening, Norwich 17th November

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norwich Quaker House, Upper Goat Lane
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1EW United Kingdom
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An illustrated, one hour 20min talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. Charles explains how he makes, buys and uses compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. How to crop intensively, all through the growing season. Harvesting methods to increase your take from what you plant. Tips on propagating.…

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No Dig Gardening at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside
Cambridge, CB21JE
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£10

Join Charles, author and leading expert on Organic No Dig Gardening, for his advice on how to create healthy soil, reduce weeds and grow bumper harvests all year - without digging. This illustrated talk at the Botanic Garden will showcase Charles’ creation of a productive garden, and ongoing trials at Homeacres in Somerset. Following the talk there will be an opportunity for questions and answers, to talk and to purchase books

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Talk on no dig gardening, Llandeilo 24th November 2pm

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Llandeilo Civic Hall, Crescent Road
Llandeilo, SA196HN United Kingdom
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£8 – £10
Charles Dowding no dig talk

My illustrated talk explains why no dig works so well, and how it saves you so much time, for results at least as good as from the work of digging. Eventbrite link to buy tickets. Most soil already has a good structure for plant roots to grow, and is full of growth-enabling organisms. Millions of fungal threads, nematodes and earthworms, to name a few, are being helpful right under our feet, mostly out of sight. We need to help them…

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December 2018

No dig weekend intensive 8th-9th December, 10 places

December 8 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 2:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£290
Homeacres 12th December 2017. mulched beds & frost

The advantages of no dig growing, both on small and on a larger scale

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January 2019

Course January 26th, Grow Veg No Dig

26th January 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
Small garden veg harvests September

I explain and illustrate the principles of no-dig so you can see how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many vegetable…

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February 2019

Course February 9th, Grow Veg No Dig

9th February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
Charles with February harvests

I explain and illustrate the principles of no-dig so you can see how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many vegetable…

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Course February 13th, Grow Veg No Dig

13th February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
February salad, Homeacres no dig polytunnel

I explain and illustrate the principles of no dig so you can see how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many…

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Talk on no dig gardening, Dorchester

14th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dorford Centre, 1-2 Bridport Road
Dorchester, DT11RR United Kingdom
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Charles Dowding no dig talk

For Dorset Plant Heritage. Emphasising soil conservation and improvement. An illustrated, 80 minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. How to make, buy and use compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. You see photos of the trials I run to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig,…

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Day seminar at West Dean College, Simplifying the rules Sat. 16th Feb. 10-3

16th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Dean College, West Dean
North Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ United Kingdom
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Easier ways to a successful vegetable and fruit garden Suitable for all levels of experience. I explain how you can have more enjoyment, through cutting out unnecessary jobs. 1 Save time with quicker methods A look at many misunderstandings which have a common theme: they waste the gardener’s time, from digging and washing pots to making large planting holes and separating bindweed roots from other compost ingredients. I explain how these misunderstandings have arisen and illustrate quicker ways to achieve…

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No dig weekend intensive February 23rd, 24th

23rd February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 24th February 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£330
Course participants February 2018

You learn the advantages of no dig for growing, both on small and on a larger scale. Together with this, we discuss how to grow a market and to make a return on your time. I give advice on the most profitable vegetables to grow, sowing dates, and tips on picking and packing . Its a full-on weekend when you see Homeacres garden with some beds now cleared and mulched for next year, others full of harvests to come. Compost is the principle addition…

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March 2019

Talk on no dig gardening, Nottingham 2nd March

2nd March 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon St
Nottingham, NG15TD United Kingdom
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new plantings of chervil, spring onion no dig

Full of photos of my garden during 90 minutes of inspiration and information. I explain how to encourage soil life and enjoy harvests, more quickly and easily, followed by questions and answers. I show how I make and use compost at Homeacres, and also illustrate some different composts you can buy. Details of how to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. You will…

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Course March 6th, Grow Veg No Dig

6th March 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
Hotbed for early seedlings

I explain and illustrate the principles of no dig so you can see how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many…

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Course March 9th, Grow Veg No Dig

9th March 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
March broad beans & spring onion no dig

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you can see how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many vegetable…

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Course March 10th, Grow Veg No Dig

10th March 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
No dig course lunch by Steph in March

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you can learn how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many vegetable…

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Talk at Crewkerne on No Dig Gardening for more harvests, fewer weeds, 14th March 2019

14th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Henhayes Centre Crewkerne, TA188DA United Kingdom + Google Map
£7.50
Charles Dowding talk

An illustrated, one hour 20 minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. Charles explains how he makes, buys and uses compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. You see photos of the trials Charles runs to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no…

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Talks/seminars on no dig in Norway 15th-16th March

15th March 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stavanger, Bryne
Stavanger, Norway
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Organised by Dag Jørund Lønning, Professor/Rector at The Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development. His first book Jordboka has proved a best seller. It's "Popular Science" and covers food & growing. He is organising a large conference for the launching of the second book. I have agreed to speak as have Elaine Ingham and Joel Salatin. Details to follow.

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Course March 20th, Grow Veg No Dig

20th March 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
March vegetable seedlings in the greenhouse

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you can learn how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of many vegetable…

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No dig talk at Keynsham, Bristol 26th March

26th March 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Space, Market Walk
Keynsham, BS311FS United Kingdom
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£12

No Dig Gardening Talk with Charles Dowding.   Proceeds of this talk will be donated to St. Peter's Hospice, Bristol.   In his one hour 20 minute illustrated talk Charles describes how to create healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. The talk is about no dig as the starting point, then how to maintain a plot with soil and plants in top health, more easily.  Clearing perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. Keeping your…

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April 2019

Course April 6th, Grow Veg No Dig

6th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
Sowing potatoes and onions spring 2018

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you can learn how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Especially weeding. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of…

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Course April 7th, Grow Veg No Dig

7th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£165
Small garden early April ready to plant

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you can learn how to create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable. Especially weeding. Experienced gardeners learn many time-saving methods and see ways to increase the growth and health of their plants. The day includes a lunch of…

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Talk in Brightling, E. Sussex 10th April

10th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brightling Village Hall, The Street
Brightling, TN325HJ United Kingdom
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£12

An illustrated, one hour 20 minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. The talk is about no dig as the starting point, then covers details of how to maintain a plot in top health, more easily. I explain how to make, buy and use compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to keep your no dig soil healthy and weed…

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September 2019

Talk Wimborne on no dig, Dorset Hardy Plant Society

25th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colehill Memorial Hall, Cannon Hill Road
Wimborne, BH212LS United Kingdom
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talk no dig

For Dorset Group of Hardy Plant Society. An illustrated, 80 minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. How to make, buy and use compost of different kinds. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed. How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost. See photos of the trials I run to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts…

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