Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding - No dig vegetable growing: less work, fewer weeds! 10/03/15

Join Charles Dowding as he explains both the principles and methods of a no dig approach to gardening  which he has used for over thirty years! Get some exclusive tips on growing organic salad leaves all year round, in which he specialises for his business.

Charles has been growing organic vegetables all his life, and uses a no dig approach. His market gardens have ranged from eleven acres in the eighties to the current fifth of an acre where his fertile beds produce year-round salad leaves and vegetables for local shops and restaurants. The garden also grows experiments, comparing plant growth on dug and undug beds, and beds with different composts.

Charles has distilled his experience into seven films and seven books on vegetable growing. He writes articles for national and local gardening publications, gives talks home and abroad, and runs frequent courses at Homeacres and elsewhere. The theme is simplicity -  how to grow more, with less effort, see

18:30 - 20:00

Standard £15

Friend £10

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