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Day course at Sarah Raven, no dig and salads

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

£150

10.30 to 3.30 includes lunch, based in Sarah’s lovely garden

Session 1: 10.30-11.30

  • Meet Charles
  • Why the no dig method leads to healthy soil and easier harvests. How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, completely, including couch grass and bindweed.

How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost.

11.30-11.50 coffee/tea

Session 2: 11.50-13.00

  • Charles shows how he makes compost from garden and other wastes,  and which composts he buys and uses to supplement the homemade.
  • Also he explains and illustrates the trials he runs at Homeacres, to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no rotation. The indications are sometimes surprising.

13.00-14.15 lunch/shopping

Session 3: 14.15-14.45

  • A look at propagating plants, and at ways of picking salad leaves

Session 4: 14.45-15.30

  • Summary of no dig essentials, how to apply them in different plots, with Q & A.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
£150
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.sarahraven.com/courses_events/growing_veg/charles_dowding_no_dig_organic_veg_gardening.htm

Organiser

Website:
sarahraven.com

Venue

Perch Hill Farm
tn32 5hp + Google Map