Talk – No Dig Gardening For More Harvests, Fewer Weeds
March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm £7.50
An illustrated, one hour 20-minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers.
How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed.
How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost.
You see photos of the trials Charles runs to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no rotation.
Charles explains the principles of compost making, and how he does it at Homeacres. He also gives details of buying and using composts of different kinds, including animal manures.
As well as reducing the time and effort needed to cultivate and weed, no dig has other benefits, which Charles explains, such as excellent moisture retention, much in evidence in 2018.
Charles brings a selection of his nine books and some 2019 calendars, signed and for sale.
Tickets cost £7.50 and include a glass of wine.
For tickets phone Olivia Blackburn on 07786 471051.
“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)
TA18 8DA United Kingdom