Talk – No Dig, sold out
April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm £12
All tickets sold.
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 free, with an annual mulch of compost, and tips on hoeing + hand weeding.
How to make compost.
You see photos of the trials I run to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no rotation.
As well as reducing the time and effort needed to cultivate and weed, no dig has many other benefits, which I explain. Plus I bring a selection of my nine books, signed and for sale.
After my talk, the bar will be open until 10.30pm.
“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)