No dig workshop in Weinheim, 15th September
September 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm €100
This day is to learn about no dig growing from Charles, then in the afternoon to see Felix’s no dig market garden. The event is for beginner (market) gardeneres as well as experienced gardeners and farmers.
Growing No Dig means disturbing the soil as little as possible and feeding soil organisms from above. The result is soil full of life and fewer weeds.
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What to expect from this Workshop
09.00 – 12.30 pm
Introduction to no dig growing with Charles Dowding
12.30 – 13.00 pm
Vegetarian / vegan lunch made with our vegetables.
13.30 – 16.00 pm
See the no dig gardens of Solawi Weinheim with Felix Hofmann. He will explain how to start a larger no dig garden from scratch and what yields to expect. Solawi Weinheim e.V. is a Society and Community Supported Agriculture founded in 2018. We share all the vegetables and Fruits amongst our 55 Members throughout all seasons and feed more than 100 People that way.
These topics will be covered :
– Making your own garden compost
– Propagation of vegetable seedlings
– Tools needed in our context
– Managing greenhouse summer- and wintercrops
– Organising the workload and growing season
– Drinks , Discussion and Questions (english and german)
I can’t stop watching these videos. Far better than any gardening programme on television. Now I just need to get a garden of my own!
I started no dig after coming across Charles’ You Tube videos and deciding to give the weed supression “hocus pocus” a go with some well rotted compost I had. I spread this on some rose beds and another flower bed that would take me a total of about 3 hours to weed once a month, prolific deep weeds on a heavy clay base. I could not believe the results. Weeds did come up but 15 mins of hoeing and all gone and now hardly any….plus the roses and plants looked the best they have for seven years. I was totally bitten!!!
“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)