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Apply to Charles for a bursary

Are you involved in a community or school garden?

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Online Course 3 – you can buy individual lessons

Pick your own vegetable lesson, from our selection of how to grow 40 different vegetables.

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Start young – Homeacres day & weekend course discount

I want the next generation of gardeners to learn no dig. Are you under the age of 18?

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Homeacres courses – June fully booked, only 6 places left in July

We are delighted to be taking bookings again for courses at Homeacres.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is on!

Our ‘RHS No Dig Garden' will be made and from 6th to 11th July you can buy tickets for the show.

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No Dig in Isreal

I just had a lovely message from Ron in upper Galilee, Isreal

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About no dig and using this website.

Charles’s weed free, no dig methods give superb and time-saving results in both small and large garden areas, see Charles’s story for how he developed his methods.  Twice a month Charles posts his seasonal advice, see here for the latest, please scroll down for other recent posts and for the latest video.  On the Learn tab do check out the useful links page where Charles details his preferred suppliers.  See this page for starting out no dig which has the option to translate to Spanish.   See Charles’s starting no dig video here. 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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