Talk – No Dig
March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm £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 no dig soil healthy and weed free, with an annual mulch of compost.
Tips on hoeing and hand weeding.
Buying and use of different composts.
Photos of the trials comparing the effects on growth of dig/no dig and no rotation.
Charles explains the reduction of time and effort needed to cultivate and weed, and how no dig has many other benefits.
After the talk Charles will be selling a selection of his nine books, all signed.
St. Peter’s Hospice, Bristol.
This talk is not for profit, after costs all proceeds will be donated to St. Peter’s Hospice, Bristol.
Light refreshments will be on offer before and after the talk without charge, however visitors may if they wish make a small donation to the Hospice.
Raffle tickets will also be on sale before and after the talk. I have donated a voucher for a One Day Course at Homeaces as one of the prizes. More details as other prizes become available.
Staff from the Hospice will be in attendance throughout the evening.
St. Peter’s Hospice.
The Space, Market Walk, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1FS offers superb, modern facilities with tiered, theatre style seating, an excellent sound system with an infra-red hearing loop and HD projection facilities. Situated on the first-floor with a lift for ease of access if required.
Doors open from 6.30pm
Tickets £12 from EventBrite
“Many thanks for making the journey to Sheffield last week, and providing such a fantastic and stimulating talk for our audience. Everyone loved it!”
Gareth Roberts of Regather
Sheffield’s Festival of Debate Talk Attendee
“Charles has become the guru of no dig gardening. He’s a really good grower, organic, has fabulous produce and we went down to Somerset to see how he does it…. I’m a convert now, I want to dig as little as possible.”
BBC Gardeners World
I came on a course last August, and it has given me so much direction and understanding in my gardening thinking. And your updates through the winter are an absolute tonic.
@charles_dowding has changed my life! I tried for so many years to grow veg, read loads of books and just made a lot of slugs very happy. In 2016 I decided to give it one last try before packing it in. I religiously followed his book, sticking to exactly the varieties he recommended. I followed his sowing times on the monthly Newsletter and the difference in what I can grow has been phenomenal! Having regular pickings of salads like this at this time of year used to be a far off dream!
Kat Hall (@there.she.grows)