Latest news from Charles

Sarah Raven welcomes Charles to Perch Hill on 30th September and the course is a sell out
Course attendees will hear Charles explain the principles of no dig and how it saves so much time and more…Gardeners are keen to learn and grow their own, and attending an educational course is all a part of that. We are glad that at Homeacres our courses continue as planned.
Three places available on the Intensive Weekend Course – 3rd & 4th October

Due to a cancellation we now have three places available on this weekend course. Shop here to grab your place.

Charles’s new book available on 1st October from Chelsea Green in the US

Charles Dowding’s No dig gardening – From weeds to vegetables easily and quickly will be available to order from Chelsea Green directly saving on shipping costs.  Chelsea Green also stock Charles’s Vegetable Garden Diary and No Dig Organic Home & Garden. Click here for their website.

Grow Your Own Magazine – Great British Growing Awards

This is an annual competition organised by Grow Your Own, the UK's best-selling kitchen garden magazine.  Charles is delighted to be honoured with not one but five awards, all voted for by the readers.

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Covid-19 and Homeacres Courses

We are confident to run courses at Homeacres after the recent guidance from the government.  We are a business and we invite you, our clients to come and learn Charles’s methods.  We have taken a number of steps to ensure everyone feels comfortable and safe when attending a course, including the completion of a risk assessment.  Please see here for details.

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No Open Day – A tour by video instead!
As Charles had to sadly cancel the Open Day this year due to Covid-19, he has videoed a tour of Homeacres.  You see the results late summer of the no dig method, seasonal planting, interplanting, pest prevention and continuous propagation.
The beds of vegetables are 105% full!  See the video here.
Charles reading the news

Intro to Charles & No Dig Organic Gardening

Charles Dowding has explored and shared new ways to garden since 1983, most notably no dig organic gardening, and since 2003 has developed ways to continuous-crop salad leaves. His weed free, no dig methods give superb and time-saving results in both small and large garden areas. He sells produce from Homeacres bio-intensive and no dig garden, has written ten books on no dig and organic gardening, offers two online courses and teaching at Homeacres, writes for national and international magazines, runs a YouTube channel, appears on TV and radio, and teaches extensively at home and abroad.

For answers to your questions about no dig, see the FAQs

You can listen to my growing story on podcasts one and two with Joe Lamp’l 2019.


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Benefits of no dig:  
 Few weeds, healthy soil and plants
 Saves time and watering
 Soil is firm, stable, aerated
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