One day course Luxembourg 14th September
September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm €135
At a beautiful and highly successful no dig market garden.
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No Dig Gardening Seminar with Charles Dowding and Krautgaart
Organic no dig gardening for home- and commercial vegetable growers
No dig gardening is the art of growing organic vegetables without working the soil. It is timesaving, less physical work and fewer weeds. To not disturb the soil – and this is fundamental – is to keep the soil in its natural structure, healthy and full of life. This is the basis for growing healthy plants, that don’t need any special treatments.
Krautgaart – which translates into ‘herbal garden’- is a small market garden CSA in Luxemburg, run full time by its three shareholders Epstein Max, Parries Jean-Marc and Petit Claude. Krautgaart was founded in 2015 with the goal of growing healthy vegetables for the local community. Always on the lookout for efficient growing techniques, the three shareholders were inspired by one of Charles Dowding’s no dig seminars in 2016. Since then, they have successfully incorporated the principles of no-dig into their market gardens and now supply 135 local households with epic vegetables throughout the growing season. Within three years, Max, J-M and Claude were able to set up a profitable market garden CSA, debt-free and independent of agricultural subsidies. Quote from Krautgaart: ‘No-dig is an essential tool if you want to start a successful market garden business without burning out.’
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)
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