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February 2018

Course February 21st, Grow Veg No Dig, full

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£135

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. Preparing ground now means you will be ahead all spring, on top of the weeds and more easily up to date with sowing, planting and picking. 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…

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No Dig Weekend Intensive, full

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 25 @ 3:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£275

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 2018

Course March 3rd, Grow Veg No Dig full

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£135

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. Preparing ground now means you will be ahead all spring, on top of the weeds and more easily up to date with sowing, planting and picking. 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…

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Course March 10th, Grow Veg No Dig, full

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£135

Learn loads in a few hours, be inspired by Charles' no dig garden and enjoy Steph's tasty lunch

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Course March 11th, Grow Veg No Dig, full

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£135

Learn loads in a few hours, be inspired by Charles' no dig garden and enjoy Steph's tasty lunch

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Course March 17th, Grow Veg No Dig, 5 places

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150
Salads polytunnel no dig, these will be here still in March for the course

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. Preparing ground now means you will be ahead all spring, on top of the weeds and more easily up to date with sowing, planting and picking. 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…

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Day course at Sarah Raven, no dig and salads

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Perch Hill Farm tn32 5hp + Google Map
£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.…

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April 2018

Course April 7th, Grow Veg No Dig, full

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£135

Grow food be inspired learn loads quickly

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No Dig Gardening Course, At Special Plants 11th April

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton
Chippenham, SN148LA United Kingdom
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£120

Learn about growing all kinds of vegetables and many fruits productively, organically and with less effort. Compost, mulch, coping with weeds & slugs, timing. Charles is the no dig expert and will inspire plus inform you. The day includes tea/coffee and vegetarian lunch, all for £120.

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Course in No Dig gardening at Special Plants nr. Bath/Chippenham

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton
Chippenham, SN148LA United Kingdom
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£95
Dig, no dig trial at Beechgrove gardens via Charles Dowding

The day is 10am to 4pm and you learn about growing all kinds of vegetables and many fruits productively, organically and with less effort. Compost, mulch, coping with weeds & slugs, timing.

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Day course, next level no dig & veg growing, 7 places

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

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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No Dig Weekend Intensive April 21st-22nd, full – see July 21st-22nd

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 2:30 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£285

26th April 2017, almost the last frost... Sorry this w/e is sold out and the next ones are July, then August, then November, I hope to see you then. 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…

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Course April 28th, Grow Veg No Dig, full

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. There is still time to prepare ground now. The no dig method with mulches enables you to be on top of weeds, and more easily up to date with sowing, planting and picking. I explain and illustrate the principles of no-dig so you can see how to create a productive…

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May 2018

Course May 16th, Grow Veg No Dig, 4 places

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then 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 stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more…

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Day course about compost, making and using, 3 places

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

Using examples of the many heaps at Homeacres, I go through all stages of composting in detail. Suitable ingredients, 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 too, for perspective, and to learn what happens with different processes. Also…

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Course May 26th, Grow Veg No Dig, 3 places

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then 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 stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more…

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June 2018

Day course in no dig gardening at Ballymaloe

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens, Shanagarry
Cork, Ireland
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At the famed Ballymaloe Cookery School, where Tim Allen will be present for some of the day, and we look at their fine market garden, now partly no dig. Ballymaloe is one of the few places that links food growing and eating. Many talk about it, they do it. Even with a one acre greenhouse. The day begins with my illustrated talk about no dig growing. Why it works, how it saves time and effort, and how to begin. With…

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July 2018

Course Weds July 4th, Grow Veg No Dig 12 places

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

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then 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 stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more…

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No Dig Weekend Intensive July 21st-22nd, 3 places

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 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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August 2018

Course Aug. 11th, Grow Veg No Dig 9 places

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homeacres, Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, Somerset BA4 6PZ United Kingdom
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£150

Learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then 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 stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more…

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No Dig Weekend Intensive August 25th-26th, 12 places

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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