Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

February 2019

No dig talk in Wrington N Somerset, February 7th

7th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wrington Memorial Hall, Silver St (near Memorial Rd)
Wrington, BS405QE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£9

No dig is the easiest way to a successful vegetable and fruit garden, and it's suitable for all levels of experience. I explain how you can have more enjoyment, through cutting out unnecessary jobs. Save time with quicker methods: we 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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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,…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

London: get gardening in 2019 with Charles, Alys Fowler and Hollie Newton

17th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Guardian, 90 York Way
London, N19GU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£104.11

Fascinating day of three parts and lunch included, advice on growing food in small and larger spaces, salads and no dig. Use this link to arrive at Guardian masterclasses and on that page you can book.

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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

15th March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 16th March 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Stavanger, Bryne
Stavanger, Norway
+ Google Map
NOK1600

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, plus Dag himseld with the launch of his second book. It's a unique chance to hear from such an experienced group.

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

Talk at Crewkerne on No Dig Gardening for more harvests, fewer weeds, 21st March 2019

21st 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. 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 rotation. Charles explains the principles of compost making, and how he does…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

No Dig Weekend Intensive April 27th, 28th

27th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 28th April 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£330
No dig beds at Homeacres April

You learn the advantages of no dig for growing, both on small and on a larger scale. I explain the win-win facets of growing in mulched, undisturbed soil. 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,…

Find out more »

May 2019

Course May 1st, Grow Veg No Dig

1st May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165
Raising seedlings in a greenhouse

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you 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 many…

Find out more »

Course May 18th, Grow Veg No Dig

18th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165
Veg harvest mid May, broccoli etc

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you 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 many…

Find out more »

No dig gardening at Ballymaloe Cookery School, 20th May

20th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens, Shanagarry
Cork, Ireland
+ Google Map

This day is part of the 6 week Sustainable Food Course, now in it's third year and with students from around the world. Ballymaloe is one of the few places that links food growing and eating. Many talk about it. They do it. For example with a one acre greenhouse. The afternoon of this day is in their fine market garden, now partly no dig. Lunch in the restaurant is included. The 6 Week course teaches students how to build a…

Find out more »

June 2019

Day course about compost June 1st, making and using

1st June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165

A fun day and plenty to learn. Using examples of the many heaps at Homeacres, I demonstrate and explain all stages of composting in detail. Suitable ingredients, a range of possible methods to use, heap size, hot or cold and what happens at different temperatures, cover or not, how long before turning and is turning necessary, how long before using, tools such as thermometer and aerator, and whether it's possible to reduce rats in heaps. We look at bought composts…

Find out more »

Day course June 8th, next level no dig & veg growing

8th June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165
Harvests no dig, late summer

A course for those who have already been on a Homeacres day or weekend, or are already doing some great growing, 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…

Find out more »

Course June 12th, Grow Veg No Dig

12th June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165
Charles Dowding no dig

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you 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 many…

Find out more »

July 2019

Course July 6th, Grow Veg No Dig

6th July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165
Charles Dowding no dig veg

I explain and illustrate my no dig principles, so you 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 many…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

October 2019

No dig talk in Essex, 24th October

24th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Keene Hall, Galleywood CM28PT + Google Map
Small garden October '18, second plantings and flowers

This is for Galleywood Horticultural Society's celebrity event, now that no dig gardening is so well known, and I shall explain my methods, show the results. No dig is the easiest way to a successful vegetable and fruit garden, and it's suitable for all levels of experience. I explain how you can have more enjoyment, through cutting out unnecessary jobs. Save time with quicker methods: we look at many misunderstandings which have a common theme: they waste the gardener’s time,…

Find out more »
+ Export Events