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August 2018

No Dig Weekend Intensive August 25th-26th, full

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 2:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£295

Discover 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 in full flow, and many new summer plantings.  I explain details of salad growing and picking for sale. There is plenty…

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September 2018

Open Day 11.30am-4.30pm Sunday 2nd September

September 2 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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Charles Dowding open day

Come and have a look around. 3/4 acre of garden, no dig, veg, fruit and flowers. Free entry, donations for Send a Cow. Books for sale, teas by Steph and helpers, cakes!

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Course Sept.8th, Grow Veg No Dig, 6 places

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

Learn about no dig and see the results. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to…

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Course Sept 12th, Grow Veg No Dig, 3 Places

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
Charles Dowding course lunch Homeacres

Learn about no dig and see the results. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to…

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Day course on no dig at The Land Gardeners, Wardington Manor, Oxfordshire, 19th September

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wardington Manor Banbbury, Oxon OX171SW United Kingdom + Google Map
£185
No dig Wardington Manor veg garden

Learn about no dig from a slideshow then a demo in the beautiful walled garden. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever…

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Course Sept 22nd, Grow Veg No Dig, 4 places

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
Charles Dowding Homeacres nodig September

Learn about no dig and see the results. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to…

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Day course September 29th, Grow Veg No Dig 14 places

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
Homeacres October 2017 autumn and winter vegetables

Learn about no dig and see the results. Then enjoy lunch prepared by Stephanie Hafferty, whose Creative Kitchen book appears 31st October. No dig is simple: I show how to mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can…

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October 2018

Course Oct.3, Grow Veg No Dig 7 Places

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
course with Charles Dowding at Homeacres no dig, October 2017

Learn about no dig and see the results. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to…

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Day course, next level no dig & veg growing, 2 places

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
Charles Dowding produce October no dig

For those who have already been on a Homeacres course, and wish to learn more! Bring your questions to the day, and I shall take it from there. Whether it be about weed clearing and maintaining weed free, beds and paths, making and using compost, details about no dig and how it works, timings and methods of sowing, watering seedlings and watering beds, potting composts, module trays, multisowing,sowing direct outside, weather and pest protection, biodynamics - all is possible but…

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Course Oct 13th, Grow Veg No Dig, 12 places

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
Charles Dowding no dig carrots left, dig carrots right 2017

Learn about no dig and see the results. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to…

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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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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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Talk at Westward Ho! No dig gardening, 7.30pm 8th November

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho!, Atlantic Way
Westward Ho!, EX39 1JR United Kingdom
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£8
Charles Dowding Homeacres no dig September 2016

An illustrated, one hour fifteen 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. Save time and head-scratching by reducing rotation from four to two or three years. I show the results of a trial…

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No dig weekend intensive 10th/11th November, 12 places

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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February 2019

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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March 2019

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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April 2019

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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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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